This page presents the geographical name data for Sphinx Mountain 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): Sphinx Mountain
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14361
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 27' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
011° 58' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.45
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 11.9666667
Elevation (see definition): 1850
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): A linear mountain, 1,850 m, trending in a N-S direction for 6 mi, standing 5 mi E of Nordwestliche Insel Mountains in the Wohlthat Mountains of Queen Maud Land. This mountain was discovered by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE), 1938-39, who gave the name Sphinx to its northern peak. The name was extended to this mountain by Norwegian Antarctic Expedition (NorAE), 1956-60, and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-61, who referred to it as Sfinksen (the sphinx) and Gora Sfinks (sphinx mountain), respectively. The recommended spelling has been chosen to agree with the original German form.
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