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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5512

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 28' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 50' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.4666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.8333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Two islands and off-lying rocks 1 mi NW of the tip of Reclus Peninsula, off the W coast of Antarctic Peninsula. First charted in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Lieutenant Adrien de Gerlache, who named one of the islands for his brother Gaston. The name was extended to apply to the entire group by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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