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