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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11902

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 46' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
113° 13' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.7666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 113.2166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): An ice-covered cape, the northern extremity of Budd Coast, from which the coast recedes abruptly to the southeast and southwest. The position of Cape Poinsett correlates closely with the high seaward extremity of "Budd's High Land" as charted in 1840 by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. The cape was plotted from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Joel R. Poinsett, Secretary of War under President Martin Van Buren, who was instrumental in the compilation and publication of the large number of scientific reports based on the work of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE), 1838-42.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Poinsett, Cape 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 Poinsett, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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