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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 218

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 59' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 37' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.9833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.6166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): A low, nearly ice-free island less than 1 mi long. It lies in Prince Gustav Channel, about 0.5 mi off the terminus of Aitkenhead Glacier, Trinity Peninsula. Surveyed in 1945 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who named it after the lichen Alectoria which was predominant on the island at the time.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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