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

Feature Class (see definition): Ridge

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 4765

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 02' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.0333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Prominent rock ridge, 5 mi long, paralleling the S coast of South Georgia between Aspasia Point and the W side of Newark Bay. The ridge was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC), following its mapping by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in 1951-52, for Captain Edmund Fanning (1770-1841) of Stonington, CT, who with the Aspasia took 57,000 fur seal skins at South Georgia in 1800-01, and published the earliest account of sealing there.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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