SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Bellingsauzen, nauchnaja stancija /SSSR/ (RUS) 62° 12' 00.0" S 58° 58' 00.0" W Station
Name ID: 117039 Place ID: 1141

Bellingshausen Station (USA) 62° 11' 46.0" S 58° 57' 38.0" W Station
Name ID: 135880 Place ID: 1141

A year-round station operated by Russia opened in 1968 - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), May 18, 2006.

Benson Knob (AUS) 75° 45' 00.0" S 159° 16' 59.9" E Knob
Name ID: 1141 Place ID: 1189

A distinctive rock knob, 1,540 m., at the southern extremity of Ricker Hills in the Prince Albert Mountains., Victoria Land. Mapped by USGS from surveys and USN air photos, 1956-62. Named by US-ACAN for Anthony J. Benson, hospital corpsman with the South Pole Station winter party, 1966.

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