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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1348

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
140° 31' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 140.5166667

Elevation (see definition): 44

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Small rocky cape which is partially ice-covered, 44 m, forming the E side of the entrance to Piner Bay. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Charted and named by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Barre, 1951-52, who established an astronomical control station on the cape. Bienvenue is a French word meaning welcome, and describes the pleasure of the French party at finding a cape not shown on previous charts where a landing could be made.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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