King George Island

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

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

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Place ID: 7527
Name ID: 109624

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

NE of Nelson Island and SW of Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, extending from 57°35' to 59°02'W, was discovered and roughly charted on its N coast by William Smith, 16 October 1819, providing the site of the first landing in Antarctica and being included under the name New South Britain (South Shetland Islands, q.v.). Named King George(')s Island after King George IV of England (GBR, 1821). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 00' 18.5" S
- 62.00514°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 17' 12.1" W
- 58.28669°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

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