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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11573

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 19' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Point located centrally along the S shore of Seymour Island, lying SE of James Ross Island at the S margin of Erebus and Terror Gulf. The point was possibly seen in 1843 by a British expedition under Ross, and was roughly charted by Captain C.A. Larsen who landed on the island in 1892 and 1893. Recharted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, who so named it because a large penguin colony was found there.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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