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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16369

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 03' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 49' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.05

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.8166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Low, tussock-covered point forming the E side of the entrance to Schlieper Bay, on the S coast and near the W end of South Georgia. The name Cape Weddell was given by David Ferguson, Scottish geologist, during his visit to South Georgia in 1911-12. Named after James Weddell, Master, Royal Navy (RN), who visited South Georgia in 1823. Point is considered a more suitable descriptive term for this feature than cape.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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