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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4053

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 37' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
170° 36' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.6166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 170.6

Elevation (see definition): 2000

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966

Description (see definition): A line of precipitous basalt cliffs rising to 2,000 m above the Ross Sea and forming much of the E side of Adare Peninsula along the coast of Victoria Land. In 1841 Captain James Ross applied the name "Cape Downshire" to a part of these cliffs. He did so at the request of Commander Francis R.M. Crozier of the Downshire. No prominent cape exists here and, for the sake of historical continuity, the name has been reapplied to these cliffs.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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