This page presents the geographical name data for Partizan 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): Partizan Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11392
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 31' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 10' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 78.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A hook-shaped island, 3 mi long, lying in the middle of the entrance to Langnes Fjord, Vestfold Hills. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). They gave the name Onguloy (fishook island), but that name might be confused with the better known Ongul Island, the site of recent Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions. The area was subsequently photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47), Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (1954-58), and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (1956). Renamed Ostrov Partizan (partisan island) by the Soviet expedition.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data