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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12771

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

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
038° 02' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -38.0333333

Elevation (see definition): 365

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964

Description (see definition): Conspicuous peak, 365 m, the highest feature on Bird Island, South Georgia, standing 1 mi W of the W tip of the island. The name La Roche Strait, for the nearby strait between Bird Island and South Georgia, was used for many years but has now been replaced in usage by Bird Sound. Roche Peak, given by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960, preserves this early name in the area. It appears likely that Antonio de la Roche, an English merchant, was the discoverer of South Georgia in 1675.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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