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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 819

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 12' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.2

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Small bay lying at the E side of Cape Royds, along the W side of Ross Island. The British Antarctic Expedition (BrAE), 1907-09, under Shackleton, unloaded supplies at Backdoor Bay for use at their winter headquarters on Cape Royds. So named by them because it lies at the back (east) side of Cape Royds, opposite the small cove on the W side of the cape, known to them as "Front Door Bay."

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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