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
Victoria Land (NZL) 74° 15' 00.0" S 163° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 114651 Place ID: 15477

The western portion of the Ross Dependency which fronts on the west side of the Ross Sea. Discovered by Ross in February 1841 and named by him for Queen Victoria. The name was evidently intended to apply to the whole of the Antarctic Continent, not just to the area now designated Victoria Land.

Victoria Land (RUS) 75° 00' 00.0" S 163° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 121202 Place ID: 15477

Victoria Land (USA) 74° 15' 00.0" S 163° 00' 00.0" E Land
Name ID: 133245 Place ID: 15477

That part of Antarctica which fronts on the western side of the Ross Sea, extending southward from about 7030S to 7800S, and westward from the Ross Sea to the edge of the polar plateau. Discovered in January 1841 by Capt. James Clark Ross, RN, and named for Queen Victoria.

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