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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7997

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Scattered group of reefs and rocks, with one larger island, lying in the central part of Marguerite Bay, 15 mi SSW of the Faure Islands. The islands were sighted in 1949 from the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) vessel John Biscoe, and a running survey was made from the ship in 1950. Named for Commander Henry Kirkwood, Royal Navy (RN), in command of the John Biscoe at that time.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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