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