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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12343

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 58' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.9666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.5

Elevation (see definition): 170

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Conspicuous rock headland, 170 m, marking the E extremity of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. It rises from the sea to become a large rock which, because of its shape, has received the name. The name was proposed by the commander of the Argentine ship Granville in the year 1947 through having observed, by chance, that the feature resembles a hut with a double-pitched roof.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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