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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 15484

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
56° 36' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.6

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Group of three islands, consisting of Zavodovski, Leskov, and Visokoi Islands, at the N end of the South Sandwich Islands. The group was discovered in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, who named them for Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac, Marquis de Traversay (1754-1831), French naval officer who was sent by King Louis XVI, at the request of Empress Catherine II, to join the Russian navy in 1791. He was Minister of Naval Affairs at St. Petersburg, 1811-31, and chief promoter of Bellingshausen's Antarctic voyage. The name was previously transliterated as Traverse because it was incorrectly thought that the man commemorated was a Russian.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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