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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11159

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 40' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 40' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.6666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying close N of Ronge Island, off the W coast of Graham Land. First roughly surveyed in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache. The name Orne Islands was probably in use by Norwegian whalers, because it was used by Scottish geologist David Ferguson following his geological reconnaissance of this area aboard the Hanka in 1913.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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