Geographic names of Antarctica

Gazetteer 14
By: , and 



The geographic nomenclature of Antarctica was long in need of an overall systematic treatment, objective in approach and based upon thorough examination of all the evidence. The results of such treatment over a period of about three years were presented in Geographical Names of Antarctica, Special Publication No. 86 of the Board on Geographical Names, in May 1947, two supplements to which were issued in 1949 and 1951. The continuing program since that publication has now covered most of the geographic naming in Antarctica. As research has filled in many of the previous gaps in knowledge, a number of names have been modified and minor amendments have been made in the policies. This revised publication brings together the greatly enlarged body of names officially standardized for use by the United States Government, together with new pertinent background information.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Geographic names of Antarctica
Series title Gazetteer
Series number 14
Edition Revised Edition Official Standard Names
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Office of Geography
Description v, 332 p.
Other Geospatial Antarctica