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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15145

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 32' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.5333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1950

Description (see definition): Small group of islands lying 8 mi N of Cape Berteaux, off the W coast of Graham Land. Roughly surveyed by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936. The name "Terra Firma Island" was applied to the largest island (Alamode Island, q.v.), because a British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) depot-laying party camped there following the break-up of sea ice, but the name Terra Firma Islands was later applied to the whole group.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Terra Firma Islands 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 Terra Firma Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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