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Benton Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Benton Island 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): Benton Island

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1253

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 04' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
147° 53' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.0666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -147.8833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): An ice-covered island about 4 mi long, lying 5 mi NW of Nolan Island in Marshall Archipelago. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for William T. Benton, BM1, U.S. Navy (USN), Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961-62.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Benton Island 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 Benton Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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