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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2737

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

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 46' 00" W

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

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.7666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): The SE point of Vindication Island, South Sandwich Islands. This feature was named Rocky Point during survey of the island from Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery II in 1930, but the name was changed to avoid duplication. The new name applied by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1971 refers to the enormous colony of Chinstrap Penguins on the point.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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