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
East Antarctica (USA) 80° 00' 00.0" S 80° 00' 00.0" E
Name ID: 124640 Place ID: 4024

One of the two major regions of Antarctica, lying on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains and comprising Coats Land, Queen Maud Land, Enderby Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Wilkes Land and Victoria Land. All but a small portion of this region lies within the Eastern Hemisphere, a fact that has suggested the name. The name has been in existence more than 90 years (Balch, 1902; Nordenskjold, 1905), but its greatest use followed the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) and explorations disclosing that the Transantarctic Mountains provide a useful regional separation of East Antarctica and West Antarctica. The name was approved by US-ACAN in 1962.

East Antarctica (or Greater Antarctica) (GBR) 80° 00' 00.0" S 90° 00' 00.0" E
Name ID: 108612 Place ID: 4024

The major region of Antarctica lying in the sector on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains.

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