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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11260

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
56° 19' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 36' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.3166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Small rounded point on the NW side of Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It was named Low Point by DI personnel following their survey in 1930, but that name has been changed because it has also been used for several other features in the vicinity. Pacific Point was recommended in 1953 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) and is named for the American schooner Pacific which, under Captain James Brown, visited Zavodovski Island in 1830, making a landing there.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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