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Basilisk Peak: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Basilisk Peak in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Basilisk Peak

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1055

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
59° 25' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 05' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.4166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.0833333

Elevation (see definition): 255

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972

Description (see definition): The highest peak, 255 m, marking the crater rim of Bellingshausen Island, South Sandwich Islands. The name as applied by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 "marks the aura of this savage cliff which falls abruptly into a deep and steaming crater where the basilisk of legend might properly have his den."

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Basilisk Peak in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Basilisk Peak should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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