This page presents the geographical name data for Buchanan 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): Buchanan Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2084
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
044° 28' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -44.4666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Point 2.5 mi NW of Cape Dundas and 1 mi SE of Mackintosh Cove, at the NE end of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. In 1903 the ScotNAE under Bruce applied the name "Cape Buchanan," after J.Y. Buchanan, a member of the which had been named Cape Valavielle in 1838 by a French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville. At the same time, the French name (in English form but misspelled "Cape Vallavielle") was transferred to the point now described. The name Cape Valavielle has been retained for the prominent cape, as applied by d'Urville, on the basis of priority and wide usage. For the sake of historical continuity, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1954 recommended that the name Buchanan Point be applied to the point now described.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data