Name details

Alexander Island

Alexander Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Alexander Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107483

Feature type: Island

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Large island, approximately 430 km long, separated from Palmer Land by George VI Sound. NW coast was roughly mapped by RAE, 1821; named Archipel Alexander's des I (RUS 1824), after Alexander I (1777 1825), Tsar of Russia, who despatched RAE in 1819. Alexander Land (APC, 1954). Alexander Island (GBR chart 1839; APC 1960). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 00' 00.0" S
- 71.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
70° 00' 00.0" W
- 70.00000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Sep-1954

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