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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13772

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 57' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 24' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.95

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.4

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Island lying 2.5 mi SW of Cape Page, close off the W coast of Graham Land. Shown on an Argentine government chart of 1952. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Short Brothers, the British firm started by Eustace and Horace Short, who in 1909 received an order from the Wright brothers to build six aircraft, and thus earned the title of "the first manufacturers of aircraft in the world."

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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