This page presents the geographical name data for Foyn Point 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): Foyn Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5215
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 38' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.6333333
Elevation (see definition): 525
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Point, surmounted by a peak 525 m high, marking the N side of the entrance to Exasperation Inlet, on the E coast of Graham Land. Sir Hubert Wilkins on a flight of Dec. 20, 1928 photographed what appeared to be an island off the E coast, later charting it in 6630S, 6230W. Subsequent comparison of Wilkins' photographs of this feature with those taken by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), who charted the coast in 1947, indicate that this point, although considerably N of the position reported by Wilkins, is the feature named by him Foyn Island. The name Foyn Point is given to the SE extremity of this feature. Named for Svend Foyn.
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