Tonkin Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Tonkin Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
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:
Narrow, ice-capped island 3.5 mi long in a N-S direction, marked by ice-free peaks at each end, lying 11 mi SE of Choyce Point, Bowman Coast, in Larsen Ice Shelf. The island was discovered and photographed from the air by the USAS in 1940. It was charted by the FIDS in 1947 and named after John E. Tonkin, FIDS general assistant at Stonington Island, 1945-47; named Lewis Island by RARE following additional aerial photography, 1947. The names Isla Mateo de Toro Zambrano and Isla Riquelme, referring to the N and S parts of this feature shown as two islands, appear on a Chilean hydrographic chart, 1947.
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