This page presents the geographical name data for Kanin Point 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): Kanin Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7750
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 42' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 36.7
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Rocky point lying 2 mi WSW of Kelp Point on the S side of Husvik Harbor, in Stromness Bay, South Georgia. The descriptive name Rocky Point was given for this feature, probably by DI personnel who surveyed Husvik Harbor in 1928. This name is used elsewhere in the Antarctic. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that this feature is known at the Husvik whaling station as Kanin Point (the word Kanin meaning rabbit). The name presumably arose from one of several attempts made since 1872 to introduce rabbits into the island. Kanin Point is approved on the basis of local usage.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data