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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9541

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Strait lying between Adelaide Island and the S end of the Biscoe Islands. The strait takes its name from Matha Bay, the name originally applied by Charcot, leader of the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1908-10, to the water feature as he conceived it. The British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37, recognizing that it is really a strait rather than a bay, changed the name to Matha Strait. Named for Lieutenant A. Matha, second-in-command of the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), 1903-05, under Charcot.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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