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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4749

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 22' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.3666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Bay 4 mi long, which lies between Barnard Point and Miers Bluff on the S side of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Probably first entered and charted by Captain Nathaniel Palmer in November 1820; so named because of the possibility in thick weather of confusion between this feature and nearby South Bay (q.v.), where Johnson Dock was frequented by the early sealers.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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