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Sphinx Mountain: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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