This page presents the geographical name data for New Schwabenland 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): New Schwabenland
Feature Class (see definition): Area
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10666
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
000° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 0.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1966
Description (see definition): An area name for the mountainous upland of Queen Maud Land extending from the Kraul Mountains to Vorposten Peak. This area, more than 500 miles in extent, was first explored from aircraft by the German Antarctic Expedition of 1938-39 led by Captain Alfred Ritscher. They named it after the expedition ship The maps published by this expedition were of an uneven quality, features in the eastern portion of the area being plotted with greater reliability. It has not been possible for Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) to identify some features plotted and named by the expedition. The western part of the area was surveyed by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE), 1949-52. The entire area was mapped from air photos and survey undertaken by Norwegian Antarctic Expeditions in the years 1956-60.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data