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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3398

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 17' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 26' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.4333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Bay forming the eastern arm of Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. It is entered between Sappho Point and Barff Point, where it is nearly 3 mi wide, and extends 8 mi in a SE direction. This feature was surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, who named it South Bay. It was remapped during 1926-29 by DI personnel and renamed East Cumberland Bay, which is more descriptive of its geographic position. The shortened form East Bay was simultaneously used. Following the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) proposed that the name be altered to Cumberland East Bay and that all other names be rejected. This change brings together information about the whole of Cumberland Bay in one place in indexes, and will avoid confusion with East Bay in Prince Olav Harbor, South Georgia.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Cumberland East Bay 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 Cumberland East Bay should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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