Name details

Sphinx Mountain

Sphinx Mountain (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sphinx Mountain  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 131995

Feature type: Mountain (2a)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

A linear mountain, 1,850 m, trending in a N-S direction for 6 mi, standing 5 mi E of Nordwestliche Insel Mountains in the Wohlthat Mountains of Queen Maud Land. This mountain was discovered by the GerAE, 1938-39, who gave the name Sphinx to its northern peak. The name was extended to this mountain by NorAE, 1956-60, and the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-61, who referred to it as Sfinksen (the sphinx) and Gora Sfinks (sphinx mountain), respectively. The recommended spelling has been chosen to agree with the original German form.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 27' 00.0" S
- 71.45000°
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Longitude:
11° 58' 00.0" E
11.96667°
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Altitude:
1850 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1970

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