Princess Elisabeth Land

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Coordinates: 80 ° 0 ′  S , 78 ° 0 ′  E

Relief Map: Antarctica
Princess Elisabeth Land

The Princess Elizabeth Land ( English Princess Elizabeth Land ) is the sector of the continent Antarctica between the longitudes 73 ° East and 87 ° 43 'East. It extends from the Antarctic coast (64 ° 56 ′ south) east of the Amery Ice Shelf to the South Pole . It belongs to the internationally unrecognized Australian Antarctic Territory .

The Princess Elizabeth Land was born on February 9, 1931 during the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) of 1931/32 by Sir Douglas Mawson discovered and after the young Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II. , Named .

In January 1957, on the occasion of the International Geophysical Year in Princess Elisabeth Land, the Davis Station was put into operation, which today occupies a key position within the network of Antarctic research stations in Australia.

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