Misplaced Longitude

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Fiji 222

   On this stamp, issued in 1966 by Fiji to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the discovery of the island of Rotuma by H.M.S. Pandora in 1791, the coordinates of 177E 7230S appear to the Northwest of the island of Rotuma. However, the location indicated by the latitude is actually in the middle of the North-South dimension of the island.

SCN 222

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