Queen Elizabeth Land


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Queen Elizabeth Land

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(Placename) an area of British Antarctic Territory, situated south of Weddell Sea and between longitudes 20°W and 80°W, stretching from Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole. Area: 437 000 sq km (169 000 sq miles)
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Compare the place names bestowed on Antarctic topography by explorers (Cape Disappointment, Exasperation Island, Blow-me-down Bluff and Neck-or-Nothing Passage) with those granted more recently by the UK Antarctic Place Names Committee (Queen Elizabeth Land, The Princess Royal Range and Attenborough Strait).
Britain's decision to rename a 169,000 chunk of British Antarctic Territory as Queen Elizabeth Land, to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee, also inflamed Argentine opinion.
Newly christened "Queen Elizabeth Land," the 437,000 sq km slice of Antarctica is almost twice the size of Britain and populated almost exclusively by penguins, seals and various bird species.
And the Foreign Office announced a large area of British Antarctica - almost twice the size of the UK - had been named Queen Elizabeth Land.
Queen Elizabeth Land, which sounds like a theme park for monarchist pensioners, is a slab of frozen Antarctica named after Britain's reigning Dear Leader in exultant, wide-eyed celebration of her diamond jubilee.
The visit came as the Foreign Office announced a large area of British Antarctica - almost twice the size of the UK - had been named Queen Elizabeth Land.
Her visit coincided with a chunk of the British Antarctic Territory being named Queen Elizabeth Land to mark her reign.
Queen Elizabeth Land, as it will now be known on all British maps, is around 437,000sqkm in size, making up just under a third of the territory.
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