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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15006

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 56' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 29' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.9333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.4833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Island 0.3 mi long lying 0.5 mi NW of Round Point, off the N coast of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for the sealing vessel Tartar (Captain Pottinger) from London, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821-22.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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