This page presents the geographical name data for Green 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): Green Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6002
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 06' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.1
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Small, rounded, tussock-covered island which lies immediately SE of Cape Disappointment, the S tip of South Georgia. The name "Green Islands," derived from their covering of tussock grass, was given in 1775 by a British expedition under Cook to a group of three islands lying close off Cape Disappointment. The name "Grune Insel" or "Grun-Insel," meaning Green Island, was used for this island by Kohl-Larsen in 1930, presumably because of local usage. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that whalers and sealers, in practice, use separate names for the three islands, limiting the name Green Island to the northernmost one. Brode Island is the central island and First Rock is southernmost of the three. The name "Green Islands" given by Cook for the three islands is apparently not needed and has dropped from use.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data