This page presents the geographical name data for Dart 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): Dart Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3529
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 14' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 01' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.0166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): The largest of several small islands lying in the W entrance to Fildes Strait in the South Shetland Islands. This island and the two islands to the E and S of it were first surveyed and named collectively "70 Islets" by DI personnel on the Discovery II in 1934-35, because at least two of them were reported to be 70 ft high. The name was rejected by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 and a new name substituted for the largest island in the group. Dart Island is named for the British sealing vessel Dart from London, which visited the South Shetland Islands in about 1823.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data