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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6647

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 48' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 56' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.8

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.9333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Group of small islands and rocks 2 mi in extent, lying 1 mi SW of Avian Island, close off the S extremity of Adelaide Island. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1908-10, under Charcot, and named by him for one of the Norwegian directors of the Magellan Whaling Co. at Punta Arenas. Charcot applied the name to the scattered rocks and islands between Cape Adriasola and Cape Alexandra. The name was restricted to the group described by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following definitive mapping by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in 1961 and the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey in 1963.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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