This page presents the geographical name data for Babel Rock 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): Babel Rock
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 807
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 24' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.4
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): The northernmost of a small group of rocks lying N of Intercurrence Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Two of the rocks lying off the N end of Intercurrence Island were first charted and named Penguin Islands by James Hoseason, First Mate of the sealer Sprightly, in 1824. Since the name has not been used in recent years, it has been rejected to avoid confusion with the many other "Penguin" names. Babel Rock, the largest and most conspicuous of the rocks, is the site of a penguin rookery and the name arises from the ceaseless noise.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data