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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14965

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 37' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.6166667

Elevation (see definition): 130

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

Description (see definition): Circular island 1.25 mi in diameter and 130 m high, lying midway between Egg Island and Eagle Island in the NE part of Prince Gustav Channel. Islands in this area were first seen by a party under J. Gunnar Andersson of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04. Tail Island was charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945, and so named by them because of its relative position to Eagle and Beak Islands.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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