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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3899

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8333333

Elevation (see definition): 60

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Island, 1 mi long and 60 m high, which is mainly ice covered and is the largest of the Faure Islands, lying in Marguerite Bay off the W coast of Graham Land. The Faure Islands were discovered and first charted in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot. The group was visited and surveyed in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who so named this island for its appearance of extreme desolation and lifelessness.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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