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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 8602

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 44' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962

Description (see definition): Island 18 mi long and 5 mi wide, lying between Rabot and Watkins Islands in the Biscoe Islands. First charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1903-05, under Charcot, and named "Ile Nansen" after Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer. To avoid confusion with Nansen Island (q.v.) in Wilhelmina Bay, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended in 1960 that the island be renamed for Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist who pioneered the study of metabolism.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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