This page presents the geographical name data for Enterprise 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): Enterprise Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4538
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Island 1.5 mi long lying at the NE end of Nansen Island in Wilhelmina Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. This island and Nansen Island were first charted as one feature and named "Ile Nansen" by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache in 1898. The islands became well known to whalers operating in the area in the early 1900s and the names North and South Nansen Islands were used to distinguish them. Since Nansen Island has now become established for the larger feature, a new name has been given to the smaller by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC), commemorating the enterprise of the whalers who made the anchorage at the S side of the island (Foyn Harbor) a major center of summer industry during the period 1916-30.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data