South Shetland Islands

South Shetland Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

South Shetland Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 13740
Name ID: 111296

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

between 61°00'S and 63°00'S, 54'00'W and 62°45'W, comprising from W to E Smith Island, Snow Island, Livingston Island, Deception Island, Greenwich Island, Robert Island, Nelson Island, King George Island, Gibbs Island, Elephant Island, and Clarence Island, with offliers, were sighted by William Smith at Livingston Island, 19 February 1819; roughly charted by Smith later in the same year and taken into possession in the name of King George III, 16 October, at King George Island. In his proclamation, Smith called the islands New South Britain, 1821, but later changed the name to South Shetland or New South Shetland, because the islands lie in about the same latitude as the Shetland Islands in the N Hemisphere. New or South Shetland (GBR chart, 1822). South Shetland Islands (GBR chart 1839; APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 00' 00.0" S
- 62.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 00' 00.0" W
- 58.00000°
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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