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Pitt Islands: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Pitt Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Pitt Islands

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11850

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 26' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
065° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.4333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying immediately off the N extremity of Renaud Island, at the N end of the Biscoe Islands. The name "Pitt's Island," for William Pitt, British statesman, was applied by John Biscoe in 1832 to an island which he erroneously charted as lying about 25 mi WNW of these islands. The present application of Pitt Islands is based on the interpretation of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, who charted the island group in 1935-36.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Pitt Islands in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pitt Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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