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Green Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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