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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12076

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 13' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 17' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.2166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Prominent snow-covered headland which forms the N extremity of Antarctic Peninsula. The name Siffrey was given to a cape in this vicinity by the French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville, 1837-40, and was previously approved for the feature here described. D'Urville's "Cap Siffrey" has since been identified by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) as a point 2 mi to the ESE, now called Siffrey Point. The name Prime Head, given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1963, alludes to the position of the headland as the first or northernmost feature of Antarctic Peninsula.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Prime Head 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 Prime Head information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Prime Head should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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