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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4902

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
077° 50' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 77.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): A rocky island over 3 mi long, located in the N part of the Rauer Islands and being the largest island in the group. Charted by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936-37). They gave the name Filla (the tatters) to a larger island here, presumably for the ragged outline of the feature as shown on the Norwegian chart. In 1952, John Roscoe made a study of this area as revealed in aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47). He found that what the Norwegians had named Filla was in fact a cluster of small islands. He applied the name Filla Island to the largest of these as described.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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