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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5608

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A major fault depression, 300 mi long in the shape of the letter J, which skirts the L. and S shores of Alexander Island, separating it from Antarctic Peninsula and the English Coast. The sound is ice covered and varies from about 15 mi to more than 40 mi wide. Discovered by Lincoln Ellsworth who flew over it in 1935. Explored by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in 1936-37 and by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in 1940. Named by Rymill, leader of British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), for George VI, King of England.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding George VI Sound 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 George VI Sound should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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