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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 8279

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 19' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.3166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Group of islands off the S coast of South Georgia, close S of Diaz Cove. The name "Mys Kupriyanov" or "Mys Kupriyanova," for Ivan Kupriyanov, an officer of the Mirnyy, was given by Admiral Thaddeus Bellingshausen in 1819 to a cape on the coast between Novosilski Bay and Cape Disappointment. The name was evidently overlooked by Lieutenant Commander J.M. Chaplin, who in 1930 gave the name Johannesen Point to a feature on this same stretch of coast. Johannesen Point was identified by the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1955-56, as an insignificant point not requiring a name. At the same time, the group of islands off Diaz Cove was mapped in detail for the first time. An altered form of the original Russian name has been accepted for this group.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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