Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Alexander Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alexander Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Large island, approximately 430 km long, separated from Palmer Land by George VI Sound. NW coast was roughly mapped by RAE, 1821; named Archipel Alexander's des I (RUS 1824), after Alexander I (1777 1825), Tsar of Russia, who despatched RAE in 1819. Alexander Land (APC, 1954). Alexander Island (GBR chart 1839; APC 1960). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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