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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6335

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 37' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.6166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Island 6 mi long and 3 mi wide, lying immediately N of The Gullet at the head of Hanusse Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. First surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, who used the provisional name North Island for this feature. The island was resurveyed in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), and was renamed in 1954 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Leganger H. Hansen, manager at Messrs. Chr. Salvesen's whaling station at Leith Harbor, South Georgia, 1916-37, who gave great assistance to the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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