E-mail this page Print this page
Papua Beach: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
SpanishFrenchSimplified ChineseGermanRussianHindiArabicPortuguese
This page presents the geographical name data for Papua Beach 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): Papua Beach

Feature Class (see definition): Beach

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11334

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 15' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 34' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.25

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.5666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Beach 1.5 mi long on the SE shore of Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia. The name derives from "Papua Cove," now an obsolete name, applied for a minor recession of the shore of this beach by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, because a colony of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) was found there. The cove was called "Pinguinbucht" on a 1907 chart by A. Szielasko, and the form Penguin Bay appears on some later charts. Following this survey in 1951-52, the South Georgia Survey (SGS) reported that the beach now described, rather than the cove or bay, is the significant feature for which a name is required.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


- Please bookmark this page (add it to your favorites).
- If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line.

https://geographic.org/geographic_names/antname.php?uni=11334&fid=antgeo_117

Copyright © 1995-2012 ITA all rights reserved.


Antarctica names alphabetically
A * B * C * D * E * F * G *H * I * J * K * L * M * N * O * P * Q * R * S * T * U * V * W * X * Y * Z


Global names alphabetically



. . . Feedback




| COUNTRIES | Geographic.org | GEOLOGY | USA STATISTICS | CHINA STATS | COUNTRY CODES | AIRPORTS | RELIGION | JOBS |