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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14164

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 31' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 11' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.5166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 78.1833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): An elongated rocky island, 2.5 mi long, lying S of Partizan Island in the S part of the entrance to Langnes Fjord, Vestfold Hills. This feature was photographed by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37), but was plotted on the subsequent maps as a peninsula. It was first shown to be an island by John Roscoe's 1952 study of aerial photographs of the area taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). The area was photographed by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) (1954-58) and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (SovAE) (1956), the latter applying the name Ostrov Soldat (soldier island).

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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