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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14917

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 24' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 33' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.4

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.55

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955

Description (see definition): The southernmost of two rugged, rocky knolls, 550 mi, standing 10 mi WNW of the summit of Mount Bagshawe on the W coast of Palmer Land and overlooking Gadarene Lake and George VI Sound. The feature was first seen and photographed from the air on Nov. 23, 1935 by Lincoln Ellsworth, and was mapped from these photographs by W.L.G. Joerg. It was roughly surveyed in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, and resurveyed in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) who erected a cairn on the summit. Named by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) for its association with Gadarene Lake (q.v.) and the incident of the Gadarene swine.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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