Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Antarctic Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 419
Name ID: 107532

Feature type: Peninsula

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

mainland peninsula N of line joining Rydberg Peninsula at 73°S, 80°W and the grounding line of the Evans Ice Stream at approx 76°34'S, 75°00'W. Previously defined as N of a line joining Cape Adams and a point 73°24'S 72°00'W on English Coast, the southern limit was moved in 2009 to its current position to more accurately reflect its extent and include an area not previously named. Comprises Graham Land (q.v.) and Palmer Land (q.v.). Until 1964 Graham Land was used by GBR for the whole peninsula (APC, 1953). Península Antártica (ARG 1948), Antarctic Peninsula (USA 1955; APC, 1963). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 30' 00.0" S
- 69.50000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 00' 00.0" W
- 65.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Nov-1963

Related information

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