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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14393

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 06' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 45' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.1

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.75

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): An open bight formed by the NE coastline of Heard Island and Spit Point, the E extremity of the island. The name derives from the conspicuous spit which forms the S and E shore of the bight, and may have been given by American sealers at Heard Island in the period following their initiation of sealing there in 1855. The name appears on a chart by the British utilized many names then in use by the sealers.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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