Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishGalen PeakU.S. Board on Geographic Names   
PlaceType Peak 
Latitude 64° 22' 58.8" S (-64.383°)  
Longitude 62° 24' 57.6" W (-62.416°)  
Source U.S. Board on Geographic Names, available online at
Notes Belgica information (en): Peak 3 mi W of Buls Bay, standing at the S side of Hippocrates Glacier in the S part of Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. First mapped by the BelgAE under Gerlache, 1897-99. Photographed by Hunting Aersurveys Ltd. in 1956-57, and mapped from these photos in 1959. Named by the UK-APC for Galen (138-201), the most eminent Roman doctor of his time, author of numerous works on medicine, surgery and anatomy.    
Part of  Brabant Island (Island)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2007-12-17 08:38:19 by De Hauwere Nathalie
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