Name details

Français Rocks

Français Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Français Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 125357

Feature type: Head (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A group of fringing rocks lying off the NE coast of D'Urville Island. The name "Pointe des Francais" (point of the French) was given by Capt. Jules Dumont d'Urville (French expedition, 1837-40) to the NE point of the island which at that time was believed to be continuous with Joinville Island. Surveys by FIDS (1952-54) and aerial photographs by FIDASE (1956-57) have not revealed a definable point hereabout. For the sake of historical continuity in the area, the UK-APC (1978) applied the name Francais Rocks to these fringing rocks.

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Location

Latitude:
63° 02' 00.0" S
- 63.03333°
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Longitude:
56° 00' 00.0" W
- 56.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

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Approval status

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Date approved:
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