This page presents the geographical name data for Cornwall Peaks 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): Cornwall Peaks
Feature Class (see definition): Range
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3175
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 52' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.8666667
Elevation (see definition): 960
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Two conspicuous rock peaks, the highest 960 m, standing at the W side of Konig Glacier, 2.5 mi SW of Fortuna Bay, South Georgia. The name Cornwall Peak was probably given by DI personnel during their survey of Fortuna Bay in 1929. During the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, this peak could not be re-identified. At the same time it was reported that the features now described, although lying farther south, together form a conspicuous landmark requiring a name. The name Cornwall Peaks was recommended for these peaks by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1954; the name Cornwall Peak has been eliminated.
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