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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2558

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): The southernmost of the Aitcho Islands, lying in English Strait in the South Shetland Islands. The name Cecilias Straits was applied to English Strait by Captain Davis of the American sealer Huron of New Haven, CT, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-22, after the shallop Cecilia tender to the Huron. Since English Strait is firmly established, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 applied the name Cecilia to this conspicuous feature in order to preserve the American name in the area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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