Rho Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rho Islands (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:
N-most of the Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, Palmer Archipelago, were charted by AAE, 1942-43, and named Islotes Rho after the seventeenth letter in the Greek alphabet, in association with the names of other islands in this group (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.241). Rho Islands (BA chart 3213, 18.vii.1947; APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960). Rho Islets (BA, 1948, p.192; chart 3213, 6.x.1950; APC, 1955, p.18). Islotes Boulier, possibly after a member of AAE (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.278). Islotes Soler, so called by AAE after Miguel Estanislao Soler (1743-1849), Argentine soldier who fought in the War of Independence (Argentina. MM chart 101, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.667). The names Islotes El Magallanes, Islotes El Mercurio, Islotes La Nación, Islotes Noticias Gráficas, Islotes La Pátria and Islotes La Unión, after Chilean newspapers (whose names were also applied to individual islands in the group), were rejected as names for the group as a whole (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.241).
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