|location||Grahamland , Antarctic Peninsula|
64 ° 4 ′ 0 ″ S , 61 ° 2 ′ 0 ″ W.
65 ° 1 ′ 22 ″ S , 63 ° 46 ′ 18 ″ W.
Paradise Harbor on the Danco Coast
Coordinates: 64 ° 42 ′ S , 62 ° 0 ′ W
The Danco coast is a stretch of coast in the west of the Antarctic Peninsula , which lies between Cape Sterneck and Cape Renard in Grahamland . The Graham Coast connects to the south and the Davis Coast to the north . Off the Danco coast lies the Gerlache Strait , which separates the Palmer Archipelago from the Antarctic mainland.
It was explored from January to February 1898 by participants in the Belgica expedition (1897-1899) under the direction of the Belgian polar explorer Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery . Gerlache named the coast after the Belgian geophysicist Émile Danco (1869–1898), who died of heart disease on this research trip .
- Danco Coast in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey (English)
- Danco Coast on geographic.org (English)