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