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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16608

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 18' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 59.3

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A rocky cape at the N tip of Fold Island, forming the E side of the entrance to Stefansson Bay. Discovered on Feb. 18, 1931, by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. Mapped in February 1936 by DI personnel on the William Scoresby. It was remapped in greater detail from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Mawson named this feature Cape Hearst in gratitude for the purchase of the news rights of British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) by the Hearst Press. Later he agreed to change the name to Cape Wilkins, the name used by subsequent expeditions.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Wilkins, Cape 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 Wilkins, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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