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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 877

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 01' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
111° 06' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 111.1

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): A small group of rocky islands lying close to the coast of Antarctica, 10 mi NE of Cape Folger. First mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the British floating factory, Balaena from which sketches of Knox and Budd Coasts were obtained as the result of reconnaissance flights and shipboard observations in 1947.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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