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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4482

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 53' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 45' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.8833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): Two small islands, the westernmost of the Dion Islands, lying 7 mi S of Adelaide Island. The Dion Islands were first sighted and roughly charted in 1909 by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot. This feature was surveyed in 1949 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and named Embassy Rock by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because of its detached position in association with Emperor Island. In 1963 the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey Unit found there were two islands, not one as previously supposed.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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