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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1838

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 36' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Island nearly 5 mi long, lying 3 mi SW of D'Urville Island off the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. The name Point Bransfield, after Edward Bransfield, Master, Royal Navy (RN), was given in 1842 by a British expedition under Ross to the low western termination of what is now the Joinville Island group. A 1947 survey by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) determined that this western termination is a separate island.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Bransfield 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 Bransfield Island information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bransfield Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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