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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5153

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
59° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Body of water between Bristol Island and Southern Thule in the South Sandwich Islands. In 1775, a British expedition under Cook gave the name Forster's Bay, after John R. Forster, naturalist with the expedition to what appeared to be a bay in essentially this position. The "bay" was determined to be a strait by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen in 1820.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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