George V Land

Coordinates: 68°30′00″S 148°00′00″E / 68.5000°S 148.0000°E / -68.5000; 148.0000

George V Land is a segment of Antarctica part of the land claimed as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, inland from the George V Coast. As with other segments of Antarctica, it is defined by two lines of longitude, 142°02' E and 153°45' E,[1] and by the 60°S parallel.

Location of George V Land (red), Australian Antarctic Territory in Antarctica

This region was first explored by members of the Main Base party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson, who named this feature for King George V of the United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ "Antarctica Detail". Geographic Names Information System. USGS. Retrieved 8 February 2017.

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