This page presents the geographical name data for Decazes 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): Decazes Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3646
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 26' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.4333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1951
Description (see definition): An island 0.5 mi long, lying 1.5 mi SW of Belding Island at the SW extremity of the Biscoe Islands. The island is one of the largest of many small islets and rocks that fringe the northern side of Matha Strait. The vicinity was charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) (1908-10) under Jean B. Charcot, who applied the name "Pointe Decazes" to the south end of an island in this approximate position. The original application has been altered in recent years, and the name Decazes is now established in usage for the entire island described.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data