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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7668

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 16' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 11' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.1833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Bight extending for 7 mi along the S coast of South Georgia between Holmestrand and Aspasia Point. The name "Jossac Bite" was used by the early sealers for a bight to the SE of King Haakon Bay, probably the feature now described. The compound name "Holmestrand-Hortenbucht" (presumably derived from the two existing names Holmestrand and Horten, q.v.) was later used by a German expedition under Kohl-Larsen 1928-29. A form of the earlier name has been approved.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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