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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11962

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 30' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 46' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.7666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Narrow point in the NE part of Reclus Peninsula, on the W coast of Graham Land. In 1956, an Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) hut was established on the point, from which a route to the plateau was established. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 because the point is the "gateway" of the route.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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