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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2516

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
57° 07' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 47' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.1166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.7833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972

Description (see definition): The northern of a pair of large off-lying rocks south of Vindication Island, South Sandwich Islands. This rock, with its neighbor Pollux Rock, was named "Castor and Pollux" during the survey of these islands from Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery II in 1930. In 1971 UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended that they be assigned unambiguous names making each individually identifiable, and this has been done by naming the northern one Castor Rock and the southern one Pollux Rock.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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