This page presents the geographical name data for Pelletan 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): Pelletan Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11533
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 02' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.0333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Long, narrow point projecting into the head of Flandres Bay 3 miles S of Briand Fjord, on the W coast of Graham Land. Charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) (1903-05) under Charcot, who applied the name "Baie Pelletan" to the indentations N and S of the point here described. In 1960 the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) transferred the name Pelletan to the point; the two indentations do not together form an identifiable feature and they can be easily described by reference to this point. Charles-Camille Pelletan (1846-1915) was a French politician and Minister of the Navy, 1902-05.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data