Riggs Peak

Riggs Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Riggs Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 18469
Name ID: 136717

Feature type: Peak (2d)

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

The peak rising to 1680 m in Imeon Range on Smith Island, South Shetland Islands. Situated 2.1 km SW of Neofit Peak, 5 km SW of the summit Mount Foster, and 8.5 km NE of Cape James. Overlooking Letnitsa Glacier to the S, and Gramada Glacier to the E and SE. Bulgarian mapping in 2008 Named after the American missionary and linguist Elias Riggs (1810-1901) who contributed greatly to the Bulgarian National Revival, and organized the first translation, printing and dissemination of the Bible in modern Bulgarian language.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 02' 14.0" S
- 63.03722°
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Longitude:
62° 36' 54.0" W
- 62.61500°
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Altitude:
1680 m
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Scale:
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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

new feature (Ivanov, 15.9.08)

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
12-Aug-2008

Related information

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