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)
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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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:
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.
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