This page presents the geographical name data for Sacramento Bight 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): Sacramento Bight
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13129
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 29' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 01' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.4833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.0166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): An open bight, 2.5 mi wide, between Calf Head and Cape Harcourt on the N coast of South Georgia. The name "Pinguin-Bay" was given by the German group of the International Polar Year Investigations, 1882-83, to a small bay within the bight now described. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that a name is not necessary for this bay, and that the bight, which is known to whalers and sealers as Sacramento Bay, does require a name. In order to indicate the correct nature of the feature, and at the same time to conform to local usage, the name Sacramento Bight is approved.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data