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Foyn Point: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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