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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5896

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 12' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): A snow-covered peninsula 6 mi long, forming the SE side of Lapeyrere Bay on the NE coast of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. The NE coast of Anvers Island was roughly surveyed by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot in 1905 and the name "Pointe Gourdon," for Vice-Admiral Gourdon of the French Navy, was given to a point between Lapeyrere and Fournier Bays. The UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1956 altered the name to Gourdon Peninsula and applied it to the peninsula described, which almost certainly is the feature Charcot had in mind when he gave the original name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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