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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 17835

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 49' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 51' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.8166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.85

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000

Description (see definition): An ice-covered point 1.2 mi SE of Castle Rock on the E side of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island. A breached crater stands 0.7 mi NNW, but no rock is exposed on the point which is well defined and elevated at the juncture with McMurdo Ice Shelf. The name is allusive; when viewed from the W, the appearance of the point is suggestive of the head, neck, and fore part of an Arctic polar bear. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), 2000.

Date Created (see definition): 10/25/2000

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Polar Bear Point 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 Polar Bear Point should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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