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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4789

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 51' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
091° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.85

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -91.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): An ice-covered island, about 38 mi long and 10 mi wide, lying between McNamara and Dendtler Islands in the E part of Abbot Ice Shelf. The feature was positioned by parties from the USS Glacier and Staten Island in February 1961, and was mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from U.S. Navy (USN) air photos of 1966. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Captain A.F. Farwell, Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, during Deep Freeze 1968 and 1969.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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