This page presents the geographical name data for Borg Massif 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): Borg Massif
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1692
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 45' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
003° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.75
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -3.5
Elevation (see definition): 2700
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A spectacular mountain massif, about 30 mi long and with summits above 2,700 m, situated along the NW side of the Penck Trough in Queen Maud Land. The parallel, ice-filled Raudberg Valley and Frostlendet Valley trend northeastward through the massif, dividing its summits into three rough groups. The feature was photographed from the air by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) (1938-39), but was not correctly shown on the maps by the expedition. It was mapped in detail by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949-52). They named it Borgmassivet (the castle massif) in association with Borg Mountain, its most prominent feature.
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