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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3757

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
140° 05' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 140.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Small rocky island close N of Astrolabe Glacier Tongue, lying 0.5 mi SW of Pasteur Island at the S end of the Dumoulin Islands. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1949-51, and so named because French field parties competed against each other for the honor of being first to reach the island area.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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