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