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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14566

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
75° 50' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
146° 54' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -75.8333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -146.9

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): An ice-covered island about 4 mi long lying at the W side of Nickerson Ice Shelf, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped from surveys by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Navy air photos (1959-65). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Alexander Stephen (1795-1875), Scottish shipbuilder of Alexander Stephen and Sons, whose firm built the Sir Ernest Shackleton and Admiral Richard Byrd in their expeditions to the Antarctic.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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