This page presents the geographical name data for Calf Head 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): Calf Head
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2303
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 03' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Rocky headland on the N coast of South Georgia, 3 mi NW of Cape Harcourt. The name "Kalber-Berg" (calf mountain) was given by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882-83, but was limited to the summit of the headland. The feature was surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, who reported that a name is more essential for its seaward extremity in order to distinguish it from Cape Harcourt, with which it is easily confused when viewed from N and NW. The English form of the name, Calf Head, was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1954.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data