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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Livingston Island (RUS) 62° 35' 00.0" S 60° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 119108 Place ID: 8548

Livingston Island (GBR) 62° 36' 00.0" S 60° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 109867 Place ID: 8548

NE of Snow Island and SW of Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands, extending from 59°48'W to 61°13'W, was sighted by W. Smith, 19 February 1819, this being the first recorded sighting of land in Antarctica (Williams Point, qv); roughly charted by Smith in October 1819, by Bransfield in January 1820, by RAE, 25 January 1821, and subsequently by sealers; originally called Frieseland, Freesland, Freeseland (Palmer, 1820); later named Livingstone's [sic] Island (GBR, 1821), possibly after Capt. Andrew Livingston of Glasgow, whose "copious and valuable communications" are acknowledged by Purdy (1822) in his South Atlantic Ocean sailing directions. Livingston Island (GBR chart 1839; APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Livingston Island (USA) 62° 36' 00.0" S 60° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 128126 Place ID: 8548

Island 38 mi long and from 2 to 20 mi wide, lying between Greenwich and Snow Islands in the South Shetland Islands. This island was known to sealers as early as 1820, and the name Livingston has been well established in international usage for over 100 years.

Livingston, isla (ARG) 62° 36' 00.0" S 60° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 101403 Place ID: 8548

Livingston, Isla (CHL) 62° 37' 00.0" S 60° 27' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105855 Place ID: 8548

Esta isla fue conocida por los cazadores de focas a comienzos de 1820 y el uso del nombre Livingston está establecido internacionalmente hace más de 100 años. Mide 39 millas de largo por un ancho que varía entre un mínimo de 2 millas y un máximo de 19 millas, está situada entre las islas Greenwich y Snow, en las islas Shetland del Sur. La isla es de relieve muy irregular, las partes central y occidental son planas, de altura moderada. Sus costas son altas e inaccesibles formadas por hielo y glaciares.

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