Name details

Roca Islands

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 130870

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

Group of small islands between Cruls Islands and Anagram Islands on the S side of French Passage in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Discovered by the FrAE, 1903-05, and named by Charcot for Julio A. Roca, President of Argentina, 1880-86 and 1898-1904. The name was incorrectly applied to the Anagram Islands by the BGLE, 1934-37, but was reidentified with this group after further mapping by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1958.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 11' 00.0" S
- 65.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 27' 00.0" W
- 64.45000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1959

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