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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5138

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 14' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 17' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.2333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1959

Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying NE of The Barchans and 0.5 mi NW of Grotto Island, in the Argentine Islands, Wilhelm Archipelago. Charted and named Horseshoe Islands by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37. The name was changed by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 to avoid confusion with Horseshoe Island in Marguerite Bay. This new name arises from association with the old name and with nearby Anvil Rock.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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