This page presents the geographical name data for Horsa Nunataks 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): Horsa Nunataks
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7016
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 56' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
070° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.9333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -70.3
Elevation (see definition): 610
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Isolated group of about five partly snow-covered nunataks, more than 610 m, which rise above Roberts Ice Piedmont, 14 mi N of Mount Calais, in the NE part of Alexander Island. First photographed from the air in 1936 by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill. Surveyed from the ground in 1948 by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The names for these nunataks and for the isolated nunatak to the S are for the brother chieftains, Hengist and Horsa, who led the first Saxon bands which settled England in the fifth century.
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