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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 584

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 26' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.4333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A rocky headland between the mouths of Lied Glacier and Gotley Glacier on the SW side of Heard Island. The feature appears to be roughly charted on an 1860 sketch map prepared by Captain H.C. Chester, American sealer operating in the area during this period. The German frigate Arkona (Captain von Reibnitz) examined the S coast of the island in Feb. 1874 and, in Melbourne, provided the officers of His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Challenger with a position for the cape which was used in preparation of the Admiralty chart. In so doing, however, the misspelling "Cape Arcona" was used on the British chart.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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