This page presents the geographical name data for Tijuca Point 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): Tijuca Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15298
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 13' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.2166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Prominent rock point forming the NW side of the entrance to Hound Bay on the N coast of South Georgia. The name Penguin Point was probably applied to this feature by DI personnel who made a running survey of this coast in 1930. Following the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, it was recommended that this name be altered to avoid confusion with the many other "Penguin" names. The name Tijuca Point was given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the Tijuca, a three-masted barque built at Nantes in 1866. From 1908 onwards, she was used as a transport vessel by the Compania Argentina de Pesca, lying between Buenos Aires and the whaling station at Grytviken. She foundered in 1946.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data