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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9927

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 07' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Island lying NW of Apendice Island in Hughes Bay, off the W coast of Graham Land. First seen by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache in 1898 and described as an island with two summits "like the ears of an ass." The name, given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960, derives from this description; Midas, King of Phrygia, was represented in Greek satyric drama with the ears of an ass.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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