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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14429

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
70° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 22' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.3666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): Two ice-covered islands, one much larger than the other, located between Capes Cheetham and Williams in the entrance to Ob' Bay. The islands were photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Surveyed by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition (SovAE), 1958, and named after the first Soviet artificial earth satellite.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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