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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7130

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 54' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 17' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.9

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -100.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Ice-covered peninsula about 18 mi long, lying W of Henry Inlet on the N side of Thurston Island. Plotted from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in December 1946. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Jerry Hughes, photographer's mate with the U.S. Navy (USN) Bellingshausen Sea Expedition in February 1960, who took aerial photographs of Thurston Island from helicopters.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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