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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 130

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 51' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.85

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A marine channel between Lemaire Island and Danco Coast, permitting northern access to Paradise Harbor. The feature was navigated by the ship Belgica (Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE), 1897-99) and was known to Norwegian whalers in the area from 1913. Chilean Antarctic Expeditions operated a science station on Waterboat Point (q.v.) at Aguirre Passage from 1951-73. Named by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition, 1950-51, after Don Pedro Aguirre Cerda (1879-1941), President of Chile, 1938-41.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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