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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13317

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
57° 47' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 27' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.7833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.45

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): An arc-shaped island 5.5 mi long, lying between Candlemas Islands and Montagu Island in the South Sandwich Islands. Discovered in 1775 by Captain James Cook, Royal Navy (RN), who named it for Sir Charles Saunders, First Lord of the Admiralty. Charted in greater detail by Bellingshausen in 1819 and in 1930 by DI personnel on the Discovery II.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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