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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15263

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 37' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.6166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Group of small islands and rocks lying 0.25 mi SW of Balin Point in the NW part of Borge Bay, Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The name Thule Rocks was used as early as 1916, and appears to refer at least in part to this group. The whales at sea, belonged to the Thule Whaling Co. of Oslo. It operated in the South Orkney Islands in 1912-13 and 1913-14 and anchored on the E side of Signy Island during January 1913. The altered form of the name was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following a survey by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1947.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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