Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Devil Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Devil 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:
off N coast of Vega Island, was mapped by SwAE, 12 October 1903, and named Djävulsön [=devil's island] from its inhospitable appearance (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Île du Diable [=devil's island] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, map p.232-33). Teufelsinsel [=devil's island] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.250). Devil's Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.490). Teufel Insel (K. Andersson, 1905, Karte 1 following p.58). Île Devil (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Devil Island (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.8; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Devil Islet (BA, 1930, p.78). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1945. Isla Diablo [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Isla Devil (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). Djäfvulsön, as rejected name (USBGN, 1956, p.106). Isla del Diablo (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.312; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.97).
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