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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 325

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 58' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 25' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 57.4166667

Elevation (see definition): 150

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

Description (see definition): Island 2.5 mi long and rising to 150 m, lying N of Shaula Island in the Oygarden Group. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37, and called Meoya (The Middle Island). First visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party led by R. Dovers in 1954; the island was renamed by ANCA after the star Alphard, which was used for an astrofix in the vicinity.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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