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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15235

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 33' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.55

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): The largest of a group of small islands lying at the E side of Foyn Harbor in Wilhelmina Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. The island was named South Thor Island by whalers in 1921-22 because the whaling factory Thor I was moored to it during that season (the island to the NE was called North Thor Island). In 1960 the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) limited the name Thor to the island actually used by the ship; the other island was left unnamed.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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