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Christiania Islands

Christiania Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Christiania Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108195

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.

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ENE of Liège Island, Palmer Archipelago, including Intercurrence Island (q.v.) Gulch Island, Small Island (q.v.), Babel Rock and Grinder Rock, were charted by BeAE in January 1898 and named Îles Christiania after Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, where the expedition ship Belgica was fitted out (Lecointe, map, 1899; Gerlache, 1902b, p.37). Christiania Islands (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205,; APC, 1955, p.7; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Birch (chart, 1911) incorrectly reported the islands as non-existent. Kristiania Inseln (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Île Kristiania (Nordenskjöld and others, [1904c], map p.232-33). Kristiania Öarna (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Kristiania Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Islas Christiania (Jalour, [1907b], p.37; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.76). Isla Christiania (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Christiania Islets (BA, 1916, p.403). Christiania Öyane (HA chart, 1928). Christiania-Öene (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Christiania-Öen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Christianiaøia (Isachsen, 1934, p.134). Concerning these islands, Bagshawe noted that "the whalers usually refer to the large one only as Christiania Island [Intercurrence Island], ignoring the two smaller ones" (Bagshawe, 1939, footnote p.186). Chrisiiania [sic] Islands, Christian Islands (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Islas Cristianía (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Islotes Christiania (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; [referring to the NE part of Intercurrence Island, shown as two islands] Argentina. MM, chart 106, 1949). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Ostrova Kristianiya (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islotes Cristiania [sic] (Pierrou, 1970, p.274). Christiana [sic] Islands (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975).

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63° 57' 00.0" S
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61° 28' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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