This page presents the geographical name data for Romero Rock 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): Romero Rock
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12854
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 19' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 57' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.95
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): A rock lying 0.1 mi W of Saavedra Rock in the Duroch Islands, Trinity Peninsula. The Chilean Antarctic Expedition of 1947-48, under the command of Navy Captain Ernesto Gonzalez Navarrete, made a survey of this area and gave the name "Islote Astronomo Romero" after Astronomer of the Chilean Army Guillermo Romero Gonzalez who was a member of the expedition and did astronomical work in the Antarctic. Around 1951 the name "Islote Romero" began to be used to avoid the compound name. The present name, Romero Rock, has been in use since 1962.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data