SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Dronning Maud Land (NOR) 74° 00' 00.0" S 12° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 115028 Place ID: 11776

The area in the Antarctic continent which is between 20 degrees W and 45 degrees E. Dronning=Queen. After Queen Maud of Norway, 1869-1938, married to King Haakon VII of Norway.

Dronning Maud Land (RUS) 75° 00' 00.0" S 14° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 117776 Place ID: 11776

Queen Maud Land (USA) 72° 30' 00.0" S 12° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 130479 Place ID: 11776

That part of Antarctica lying between the terminus of Stancomb-Wills Glacier, in 2000W, and Shinnan Glacier, in 4438E. This name, given for Queen Maud of Norway, represents an expansion from that of the original core area, between 3700 and 5000E, discovered by Capt. Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen in 1930.

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