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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16530

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
048° 35' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 48.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961

Description (see definition): Ice-covered island 13 mi long and 5 mi wide, lying 6 mi N of Sakellari Peninsula, Enderby Land. Discovered and called Hvit Oya (White Island) by Riiser-Larsen in January 1930. Its existence was considered doubtful for a number of years but was confirmed by the Soviet expedition in the Lena in March 1957, and by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) led by D.F. Styles in the Thala Dan in February 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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