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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9640

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 16' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 25' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.2666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 59.4166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): An island 2 mi long, lying just NE of Fold Island, off the coast of Enderby Land. Mapped as part of Fold Island (Foldoya) by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Identified as a separate island by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) geological party, 1961. Named by ANCA for W.R. McCarthy, Australian petrologist, who described several hundred specimens from Antarctica collected by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) geologists.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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