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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16739

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 14' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 09' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.2333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.15

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Island lying off the NW side of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1961 after Nicholas Withem Master of the American sealing vessel Governor Brooks from Salem, MA, who visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21. Originally proposed and approved as "Withen Island," the name was amended in 1990 to agree with the correct spelling of the personal name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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