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

Feature Class (see definition): Cliff

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16204

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 34' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.5666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Headland 2.5 mi E of Craigie Point on the N coast of South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for William Wales (1734-1798), English astronomer sent by the Board of Longitude to make astronomical observations during Cook's second voyage, 1772-75, sailing in the Resolution.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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