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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7482

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 47' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 06' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.7833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Rocky island 0.2 mi long, lying 0.5 mi S of Litchfield Island, off the SW coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. It is the southernmost of the islands on the W side of the entrance to Arthur Harbor. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following survey by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955. The name, for the ancient Latin deity who was guardian of gates, arose because of the position of the island at the entrance to Arthur Harbor.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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