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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14786

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
56° 42' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 16' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.7

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.2666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

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

Description (see definition): Prominent bluff 1.5 mi N of Wordie Point on the W side of Visokoi Island in the South Sandwich Islands. It was named West Bluff because of its position by DI personnel following their survey in 1930, but the name has been changed to avoid duplication with West Bluff on nearby Zavodovski Island. Sulphur Point was recommended in 1953 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC). The ground here is reddish in color with patches and streaks of sulphur, and strong sulphurous fumes have been noted by all visitors to this island.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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