This page presents the geographical name data for Flat Islands 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): Flat Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5002
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 49' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 62.8166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): A small chain of islands which extends 2.5 mi in a NE-SW direction, lying 2 mi SW of Welch Island in the E part of Holme Bay. The islands were mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37, and the name Flatoyholmane (the flat island islets) was applied to the group at the S end of the chain. Following surveys by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), ANCA recommended in 1958 that the descriptive name Flat Islands be applied for the entire group.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data