This page presents the geographical name data for Lecointe 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): Lecointe Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 8648
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 16' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 03' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.2666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.05
Elevation (see definition): 700
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): An elongated island, 4 mi long and 700 m high, separated from the E coast of Brabant Island by Pampa Passage, in the Palmer Archipelago. The island was first roughly surveyed by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897-99, which gave the name Cape Kaiser to its northern extremity. The island was surveyed and photographed by several British expeditions, 1955-58, and was named by them for Georges Lecointe, second-in-command and surveyor of the Belgian expedition which was responsible for the first survey of Gerlache Strait.
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