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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7969

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 15' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -100.25

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): An ice-covered peninsula, 100 mi long and 20 mi wide, lying S of Thurston Island and forming the S side of Peacock Sound. It projects from the continental ice sheet and trends W between the Abbot and Cosgrove Ice Shelves to terminate at Amundsen Sea. The feature was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47, and was plotted from these photos as a long island, or possible peninsula. Photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) in 1966 show it is a peninsula. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN, Chief of Naval Operations from 1942-45, who approved the preliminary work for Operation Highjump.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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