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
Graham Land (RUS) 65° 00' 00.0" S 62° 00' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 118264 Place ID: 5569

Graham Land (GBR) 66° 00' 00.0" S 63° 30' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 109087 Place ID: 5569

the part of the Antarctic Peninsula N of a line from Cape Jeremy (junction of Fallières and Rymill coasts) to Cape Agassiz (junction of Bowman and Wilkins coasts), between c. 63°15' and 69°15'.S First sighted by Bransfield, January 1820. Later on that year Palmer sighted the N coast of Trinity Peninsula and it was named Palmer's Land (USA, 1820). In 1832 the W coast (now Graham Coast) was named Graham's Land after Sir James Robert George Graham (1792-1861), English statesman; the name was later applied to the whole peninsula (GER, 1872), (GBR, 1908), (USA, 1894); Graham Land (referring to the whole peninsula) GBR, 1917; (with S limit undefined, APC, 1953). Graham Land was provisionally defined as the peninsula extending S-ward from Prime Head to a line joining Bowman Peninsula and the mainland coast in c. 73°25'S 72°00'W (on English Coast), S of Eklund Islands (APC, 1961) later redefined with its current S limit (APC, 1964). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Graham Land (USA) 66° 00' 00.0" S 63° 30' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 125861 Place ID: 5569

That portion of the Antarctic Peninsula which lies north of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz. This application of Graham Land is consistent with the 1964 agreement between US-ACAN and UK-APC, in which the name Antarctic Peninsula was approved for the major peninsula of Antarctica, and the names Graham Land and Palmer Land for the northern and southern portions, respectively. This feature is named after Sir James R.G. Graham, First Lord of the Admiralty at the time of John Biscoe's exploration of the west side of Graham Land in 1832.

San Martín, tierra de (ARG) 66° 00' 00.0" S 63° 20' 00.0" W Land
Name ID: 102111 Place ID: 5569

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