This page presents the geographical name data for Hospital 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): Hospital Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7048
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 47' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.7833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Point formed by an ice cliff with a small amount of rock exposed at its base, lying at the N side of Yankee Harbor immediately E of Glacier Bluff, Greenwich Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Charted and named Rocky Point by DI personnel on the Discovery II in 1935. In order to avoid duplication the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) rejected this name in 1961 and substituted a new one. Hopsital Point derives from Hospital Cove, a name for Yankee Harbor in common use among British sealers in the 1820s and British whalers in the 1920s.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data