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Tijuca Point: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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