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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3795

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 01' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 55' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.0166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.9166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971

Description (see definition): Island lying 2.5 mi W of False Cape Renard, on the W side of Lemaire Channel in the Wilhelm Archipelago. First charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1903-05. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 because the island lies near the entrance to the ships' passage W of Booth Island which provides an alternative route to Lemaire Channel when the latter is blocked by ice.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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