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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14095

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 59' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
172° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.9833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -172.1666667

Elevation (see definition): 3000

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A mountain over 3,000 m along the N escarpment of the Prince Olav Mountains, standing 3 mi E of Mount Sellery between the heads of Krout and Harwell Glaciers. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James Smithson, English philanthropist. In 1835, his property came into the possession of the United States Government, having been bequeathed by him for the purpose of founding an institution at Washington, DC, to be called the Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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