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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11958

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 45' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
062° 33' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.75

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.55

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Bluff lying S of Birdsend Bluff and overlooking Errera Channel on the W coast of Graham Land. Shown on an Argentine government chart of 1950. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Ignazio Porro (1795-1875), Italian engineer who in 1851 invented a prism combination, important in the development of stereo-plotting instruments.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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