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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10699

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
046° 06' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -46.1

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): Group of rocks at the NW side of the Larsen Islands, lying 2.5 mi off the W end of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer in December 1821. Named "Cape Nicolas" by Powell after the feast day of Saint Nicholas, December 6, the approximate day of discovery. Powell's spelling "Nicolas" has been retained because of long usage, but the term rocks is considered more descriptive of the feature.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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