This page presents the geographical name data for Veier Head 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): Veier Head
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15925
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 29' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 42' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.4833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.7
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): A high, snow-covered headland which marks the southernmost point of Jason Peninsula on the east coast of Graham Land. Norwegian explorer Captain C.A. Larsen discovered what he charted as an island in this vicinity on Dec. 9, 1893. The feature was first seen by Soren Andersen First Mate of the Jason, and was named "Veieroen" after his home, Veierland or Veieroen, in Norway. It is possible that Larsen mistook this high southern part of Jason Peninsula (which agrees well with his position and is conspicuous from seaward) for a separate island. In order to preserve Larsen's original name in the area, the name Veier Head has been approved for the headland described.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data