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Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan)

LC control 97003869
Geographic headingIwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan)
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Geographic subdivision usageJapan--Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands)
Variant(s)Iō-jima (Volcano Islands, Japan)
Iwo (Volcano Islands, Japan)
Iwo Shima (Volcano Islands, Japan)
Iwo To (Japan)
Naka-iwō-jima (Japan)
Sulphur Island (Japan)
See alsoIslands--Japan
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Volcano Islands (Japan)
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Found inWork cat.: U.S. Defense Mapping Agency. Iō-Jima, 1996: map recto (Iō-Jima, Japan)
GEOnet, June 21, 2007 (Iō-jima (Japanese), Iwo Jima (conventional) island at 24⁰47ʹN by 141⁰20ʹE; another island, also Iō-jima, at 30⁰48ʹN by 130⁰18ʹE; also a cross reference from Iō-Jima to another island, Ii-Shima; variants: Sulphur Island, Naka-iwō-jima, Iwo Shima)
Col. gaz. (Iwo Jima, Jap. Io-jima, volcanic island; largest and most important of the Volcano Islands, Tokyo prefecture, extreme SE Japan)
Merriam Web. geog. (Iwo Jima, or commonly shortened to Iwo; Center island of three in the Volcano Islands)
New York times, June 21, 2007: p. A12 ("Japan has changed the name of the island of Iwo Jima, the site of one of World War II's most horrific battles, to its prewar name at the urging of its original inhabitants [...] The name Iwo Jima was a mispronunciation by Japanese Naval officers of Iwo To, which uses the same characters. The misnomer stuck, much to the islanders' dismay. The revision may have little effect among nonislanders, however."
GeoNames [algorithmically matched] island; 24°47ʹ00ʺN 141°20ʹ00ʺE