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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3179

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): The largest of the South Orkney Islands, 25 mi long and from 3 to 8 mi wide. The island extends in a general E-W direction, is mainly ice covered and comprises numerous bays, glaciers and peaks, the highest rising to 1,265 meters. Discovered in December 1821, in the course of the joint cruise by Captain Nathaniel Palmer, an American sealer, and Captain George Powell, a British sealer. Named by Powell in honor of the coronation of George IV, who had become King of Great Britain in 1820.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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