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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12764

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 27' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.45

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1959

Description (see definition): Group of small islands between Cruls Islands and Anagram Islands on the S side of French Passage in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1903-05, and named by Charcot for Julio A. Roca, President of Argentina, 1880-86 and 1898-1904. The name was incorrectly applied to the Anagram Islands by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, but was reidentified with this group after further mapping by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1958.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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