This page presents the geographical name data for Reyes Spit 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): Reyes Spit
Feature Class (see definition): Bar
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12566
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 29' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 41' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.6833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1972
Description (see definition): A narrow shingle spit projecting westward into Discovery Bay from Guesalaga Peninsula, Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. The name derives from "Punta Reyes" which appears for a point at the base of the spit, but not for the spit itself, on a Chilean hydrographic chart of 1951. The recommended name, Reyes Spit, recognizes the practical continuity of the point with this shingle spit. Named by the 1947 Chilean Antarctic Expedition for Second Navigation Sergeant Camilo Reyes Ulloa, who had charge of the gyrocompass and other navigation instruments aboard the frigate Iquique.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data