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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10582

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 18' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.3

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Strait lying between Nelson and Robert Islands, in the South Shetland Islands. Probably first charted in 1821 by Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer, American sealer, who named it Harmony Strait. Renamed King George's Strait on Captain George Powell's chart of 1822, and Parrys Straits by James Weddell, Master, Royal Navy (RN), on his chart of 1825. It has since become known as Nelson Strait, probably taking its name from Nelson Island, which it adjoins on the east.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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