This page presents the geographical name data for Lazarev Bay 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): Lazarev Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8626
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
072° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): Rectangular bay, 15 mi long and 13 mi wide, between Alexander Island and Rothschild Island and bounded on the S by ice shelf joining the two islands. The N coast of Alexander Island was first seen from a great distance by the Russian expedition of 1821 under Bellingshausen. The bay was first mapped from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Lieutenant Mikhail P. Lazarev (1788-1851), second-in-command of the Russian expedition and commander of the sloop Mirnyy.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data