This page presents the geographical name data for Russian Gap 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): Russian Gap
Feature Class (see definition): Gap
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13066
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
071° 13' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.2166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Gap extending in a N-S direction between the Havre Mountains and Rouen Mountains, in the N part of Alexander Island. The N coast of Alexander Island was first sketched from a great distance in 1821 by the Russian expedition under Bellingshausen and this gap apparently represented by one of two open spaces between three high features. The gap was mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the Russian group which observed this area in 1821.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data