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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12365

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.0833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Small island in the N part of Waddington Bay, on the W coast of Graham Land. The N entrance to Waddington Bay was named "Cap Rasmussen" by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE), 1897-99, under Gerlache, but air photos show no significant point there which can be reidentified without ambiguity. To preserve the original name in the vicinity, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 applied the name Rasmussen to this island.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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