Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Antarctica (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Antarctica (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: None recorded.
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
Continental block lying almost entirely S of the Antarctic Circle and including the offshore islands within the margin of the continental shelf, but excluding South Orkney Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Name was first advocated in 1886 by GBR (USA gaz. 1956; APC, 1981). In December 1959 Article VI of the Antarctic Treaty applied the provisions of the Treaty to the area S of lat.60°S The Treaty refers frequently to Antarctica but does not define the name The Australian Antarctica Act, 1960; the New Zealand Antarctic Treaty Act, 1960; and the United Kingdom Antarctic Treaty Order in Council, 1961, define Antarctica, for the purposes of the Acts and the Order respectively, as the area S of lat 60°S, including all ice shelves, but not including the high seas within that area. These instruments made provision for the implementation of certain clauses of the Treaty; they followed the language of the Treaty and it was not intended to alter the definition of Antarctica that had long been accepted in British official publications (APC, 1982, p.3). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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