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

Feature Class (see definition): Valley

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 878

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 20' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 23' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.3833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Gently sloping valley, filled with ice, lying E of Suspiros Bay in the W part of Joinville Island. Surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1953-54. The Balaena (Alexander Fairweather, master) was one of the Dundee whaling ships that visited the Joinville Island group in 1892-93. The name was applied in 1956 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) and derives from association with Cape Kinnes 4 mi to the SW; Robert Kinnes was the Dundee shipowner and merchant who equipped these ships for their Antarctic voyage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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