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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13639

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
52° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 35' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -52.9166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): An island 0.5 mi long, the central and largest of a group of three islands and rocks that lie 6 mi N of Heard Island. This feature appears to have been known to American sealers as Shag Rock, as shown by Captain H.C. Chester's 1860 sketch map of the Heard Island area. The name Shag Island as applied on an 1874 chart by the Challenger expedition has become established in international usage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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