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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4900

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 14' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Strait which extends in a general E-W direction between King George Island and Nelson Island, in the South Shetland Islands. This strait has been known to sealers in the area since about 1822, but at that time it appeared on the charts as Field's Strait. Probably named for Robert Fildes, a British sealer of that period.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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