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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6097

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 58' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.9666667

Elevation (see definition): 15

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Rock 15 m high, surrounded by a group of smaller rocks, lying close E of Hut Cove along the S side of the entrance to Hope Bay, at the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04. The Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945 named the entire group of rocks for Toralf Grunden, member of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) who wintered at Hope Bay in 1903, but in 1952 the name was restricted to the largest rock in this group for easier reference to the light beacon established on the main rock by the Argentine government during the previous season.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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