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