Alpha Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alpha Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
one of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Palmer Archipelago, was charted by DI in 1927 and named after the first letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.4; BA chart 3213, 12.viii. 1960); recharted by AAE, 1942-43. Isla Alfa (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947). Isla Alpha (Vila Labra, 1947, p.120; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.26). Isla Huidobro, after Ruiz Pascual Huidobro (d. 1813), an officer in the Spanish Army, who supported the liberation movement in Argentina (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.278; Pierrou, 1970, p.433-34). Isla Huidodro [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.131).
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