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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 8876

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 41' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 08' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.6833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.1333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Island 1.5 mi long and 1 mi wide, lying off the E side of Anvers Island and 1 mi NE of Cape Astrup, Wiencke Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE), 1897-99, under Gerlache. The name appears on a map based on a 1927 survey by DI personnel on the Discovery. The profile of the island suggests a reclining lion when viewed from the southwest.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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