This page presents the geographical name data for Condor Peninsula 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): Condor Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3022
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 46' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1976
Description (see definition): A mountainous, ice-covered peninsula, 30 mi long and 10 to 15 mi wide, between Odom Inlet and Hilton Inlet on the E coast of Palmer Land. The peninsula was first observed and photographed from the air in the course of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) "Condor" flight of Dec. 30, 1940 from the East Base with Black, Snow, Perce, Carroll and Dyer aboard. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the twin-motored Curtiss-Wright "Condor" biplane in which personnel of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, made numerous photographic flights and flights of discovery over Antarctic Peninsula, George VI Sound, Alexander and Charcot Islands and the Bellingshausen Sea between latitudes 6730S and 7400S. The peninsula was mapped in detail by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1974.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data