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

Feature Class (see definition): Summit

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 7361

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
56° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 07' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.1166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Point forming the E extremity of Visokoi Island in the South Sandwich Islands. Discovered and first roughly charted in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen. It was named Penguin Point, because of a rookery there, by DI personnel following their survey in 1930, but that name has been changed because it is already in use for other features. Irving Point was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1953 and is for Lieutenant Commander J. Irving, Royal Navy (RN), who made sketches of the South Sandwich Islands from the Discovery II in 1930.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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