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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5241

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): No data

Description (see definition): A group of fringing rocks lying off the NE coast of D'Urville Island. The name "Pointe des Francais" (point of the French) was given by Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville (French expedition, 1837-40) to the NE point of the island which at that time was believed to be continuous with Joinville Island. Surveys by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) (1952-54) and aerial photographs by Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE) (1956-57) have not revealed a definable point hereabout. For the sake of historical continuity in the area, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) (1978) applied the name Francais Rocks to these fringing rocks.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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