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