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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16443

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 17' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A cape that marks the south extremity of Laurens Peninsula, Heard Island, and the western entrance point to West Bay. The feature appears to have been roughly charted on an 1860 sketch map compiled by Captain H.C. Chester, American sealer operating in the area during this period. It was surveyed in 1948 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) and so named because of its position at the entrance to West Bay.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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