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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10722

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 39' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 25' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.65

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Small island lying 1.5 mi W of the N part of Novosilski Bay, off the S coast of South Georgia. The island has appeared on charts since the 1930s. It was recharted by South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Nochart Nilsen, gunner of the Compania Argentina de Pesca, Grytviken, 1939-40 and 1946-48, and of the South Georgia Whaling Company, Leith Harbor, for several years beginning in 1949.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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