Name details

Lion Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 128085

Feature type: Island (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

Island 1.5 mi long and 1 mi wide, lying off the E side of Anvers Island and 1 mi NE of Cape Astrup, Wiencke Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Discovered by the BelgAE, 1897-99, under Gerlache. The name appears on a map based on a 1927 survey by DI personnel on the Discovery. The profile of the island suggests a reclining lion when viewed from the southwest.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 41' 00.0" S
- 64.68333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 08' 00.0" W
- 63.13333°
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:
1-Jan-1952

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