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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4764

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 39' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.65

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Cape which forms the N side of the entrance to Violante Inlet, on the E coast of Palmer Land. Discovered by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in a flight from East Base on Dec. 30, 1940. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Edmund Fanning, of Stonington, CT, and New York City, who in addition to actual Antarctic exploration in connection with his sealing and whaling business also vigorously promoted exploration by others under both private and public auspices. His book, Voyages Round the World, published in 1833, is an authoritative work on early American Antarctic exploration.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Fanning, Cape 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 Fanning, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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