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
Descartes Island (USA) 66° 47' 00.0" S 141° 29' 00.0" E Island
Name ID: 124290 Place ID: 3560

Rocky island 0.1 mi long, midway between Lagrange Island and La Conchee and 0.9 mi NNE of Cape Mousse. Charted in 1951 by the FrAE and named after Rene Descartes (1596-1650), French mathematician and philosopher.

Descartes, Île (FRA) 66° 46' 45.0" S 141° 28' 40.0" E Island
Name ID: 107276 Place ID: 3560

Îlot rocheux situé entre la presqu'île de Port-Martin et le cap de la Découverte, au nord-nord-est du cap des Mousses ; nom donné en l'honneur de l'illustre mathématicien et philosophe René Descartes (1596-1650).

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