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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2738

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 52' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 38' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.8666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.6333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Island lying S of Awl Point, Trinity Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The name Snow Island was used for this feature by whalers in the area in the 1920s, but has not been used on any published map. Since Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands lies just across Bransfield Strait, a new name has been substituted for this feature. Chionis Island was so named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 after the sheathbill (Chionis alba), a common bird in this region.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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