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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13221

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971

Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying just off the W side of Chavez Island, 0.5 mi SW of Link Stack, off the W coast of Graham Land. Charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 because these islands provided sheltered camping sites for Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) sledging parties from the Prospect Point station in 1957, and there are several small boat anchorages which were used by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit's motor-launch in 1957-58.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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