SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Découverte, Cap de la (FRA) 66° 46' 30.0" S 141° 33' 30.0" E Cape
Name ID: 107272 Place ID: 3461

Important cap rocheux prolongé par un archipel appelé depuis îles Curzon, au nord-est de Port-Martin. Nom donné par J. Dumont d'Urville au premier point rocheux de la côte aperçu par l'expédition le 19 ou le 20 janvier 1840.

Découverte, Cap de la (RUS) 66° 46' 00.0" S 141° 34' 00.0" E Cape
Name ID: 117659 Place ID: 3461

Découverte, Cape (USA) 66° 46' 00.0" S 141° 33' 00.0" E Cape
Name ID: 135967 Place ID: 3461

The point of rocks which marks the northwest extremity of Curzon Islands along Adelie Coast. Discovered on January 21, 1840 by the French Antarctic Expedition under Capt. Jules Dumont d'Urville who gave the name "Cap de la Decouverte" (cape of the discovery). It was the first rocky point of the coast seen by members of the expedition.

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