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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 382

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1959

Description (see definition): Group of small islands and rocks lying between Roca Islands and Argentine Islands, in the Wilhelm Archipelago. The area was charted by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache, 1897-99, the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1903-05 and 1908-10, and the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37, and the names Argentine, Roca and Cruls variously applied to the four island groups on the S side of French Passage. The islands were mapped in detail by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from photos taken from the helicopter of His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Protector and from information obtained by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1958 and the three names positioned as originally given by the Belgian and French expeditions. The remaining island group was named Anagram Islands by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959, anagram meaning a transposition of parts.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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