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
25 de Mayo, isla (ARG) 62° 00' 00.0" S 58° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 100002 Place ID: 7527

King George Island (RUS) 62° 00' 00.0" S 58° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 118763 Place ID: 7527

King George Island (GBR) 62° 00' 18.5" S 58° 17' 12.1" W Island
Name ID: 109624 Place ID: 7527

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.

King George Island (USA) 62° 00' 00.0" S 58° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 127406 Place ID: 7527

Island 43 mi long and 16 mi wide at its broadest part, lying E of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands. Named about 1820 for the then reigning sovereign of England.

Rey Jorge, Isla (CHL) 62° 03' 00.0" S 58° 15' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 106159 Place ID: 7527

Su nombre data del año 1820 y se le dio por el entonces soberano reinante de Inglaterra. Mide 44 millas de largo por 15 de ancho, es la más extensa de las islas Shetland del Sur. La isla es de aspecto macizo y altura moderada, máxima 655 mts. Está totalmente cubierta por una gruesa capa de hielo de la que sobresalen algunos picachos.

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