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Beacon Head: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Beacon Head 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): Beacon Head

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1107

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 21' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.35

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Small headland at the N side of the entrance to Lystad Bay on Horseshoe Island, off Graham Land. So named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) because a timber beacon built on the headland by Argentines was used during the survey on Horseshoe Island by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1955-57.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Beacon Head 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 Beacon Head should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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