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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7058

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 13' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.2166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Bay, which is 2.5 mi wide at its mouth and recedes 3 mi, entered between Tijuca Point and Cape Vakop along the N coast of South Georgia. The names George Bay and Hundebugten have appeared on charts for this feature. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that this bay is better known to whalers and sealers as Bikjebugten (the word Bikje implying any low type canine). The name Hound Bay, proposed by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) is an English form of this name.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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