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There are 770 officially accepted place-names in the Falkland Islands Dependencies and a further 178 unofficial or redundant names, together with nearly 3 000 synonyms for these names in various languages. Since 1945 the Antarctic Place-names Committee, of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been responsible to the Governor of the Falkland Islands for place-name decisions in the region. The principles on which the Committee operates are outlined, and a review is given of the evolution of the place-names as a result of voyages of discovery, sealing and whaling operations, and scientific and other expeditions, from the time of James Cook's voyage, 1772 - 75, to the present. The place-names are then treated systematically according to prescribed rules and listed alphabetically. each entry gives the latitude and longitude of the feature, the locality with reference to features named on the included maps, and in chronological order details of discovery, mapping and naming, and references to first publication of the name and of any synonyms. Cross-references link the synonyms to these main entries. More than 400 published sources in eight main languages are listed in the references.
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Scientific reports / British Antarctic Survey 101