Name details

Vega Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133172

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, 17 mi long and 6 mi wide, which is the northernmost of the James Ross Island group and lies in the W part of Erebus and Terror Gulf. It is separated from James Ross Island by Herbert Sound and from Trinity Peninsula by Prince Gustav Channel. The island was named by Dr. Otto Nordenskjold, leader of the SwedAE, 1901-04, apparently for the ship making the first voyage through the Northeast Passage, 1878-79.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 50' 00.0" S
- 63.83333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 25' 00.0" W
- 57.41667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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-1952

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