Orléans Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Orléans Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait (9)
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:
A strait running NE-SW and separating Trinity Island and Tower Island from Davis Coast, Antarctic Peninsula. Possibly first seen by Nathaniel B. Palmer, captain of the Hero, on Nov. 18, 1820. Named and outlined in part by the FrAE, 1837-40, under Capt. Jules Dumont d'Urville. Charted in greater detail by the SwedAE, 1901-04, under Nordenskjold. Presumably named for the royal house of Orleans; Louis Philippe (formerly Duc d'Orleans) was King of France at the time of d'Urville's voyage.
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