This page presents the geographical name data for Cumberland West 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 West Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3399
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 14' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 35' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.5833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): Bay forming the western arm of Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. It is entered southward of Larsen Point, where it is 2.5 mi wide, and extends 7 mi in a SW direction. This feature was surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, who named it West Bay. It was remapped during 1926-29 by DI personnel and renamed West Cumberland Bay. The shortened form West 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 West Bay and that all other names be rejected. This change brings together information about the whole of Cumberland Bay in one place in indexes.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data