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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4752

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 20' 00" W

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

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Headland 1 mi long and 0.5 mi wide, which is connected by a low, narrow, almost invisible isthmus to the S side of Vega Island, lying S of the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. First sighted in February 1902 and charted as an island by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold. It was determined to be a part of Vega Island in 1945 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who applied this descriptive name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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