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