Mount Obama

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Mount Obama
Boggy Peak
Boggy Peak.JPG
Mount Obama
Highest point
Elevation402 m (1,319 ft) [1]
Prominence402 m (1,319 ft) [2]
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates17°02′31″N 61°51′04″W / 17.04194°N 61.85111°W / 17.04194; -61.85111Coordinates: 17°02′31″N 61°51′04″W / 17.04194°N 61.85111°W / 17.04194; -61.85111[2]
Geography

Mount Obama (known as Boggy Peak until August 4, 2009) is the highest point of the Shekerley Mountains and of the island of Antigua. It lies in the southwest of the island at 17°2′31″N 61°51′4″W / 17.04194°N 61.85111°W / 17.04194; -61.85111,[2][3] and rises to a height of 402 metres (1,319 ft) and is named after Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

Renaming[edit]

On August 4, 2009, the 48th birthday of U.S. President Barack Obama, Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer renamed the mountain Mount Obama. Its former name was Boggy Peak.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Obama" on summitpost.org Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Obama" on Peakbagger Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  3. ^ "NGA GEOnet Names Server". National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2008-07-07. Archived from the original on 2003-10-08. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  4. ^ Kentish, Anika (2009-08-09). "Mount Obama: Antigua Renames Its Highest Peak". Huffington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-03-09.