Dronning Maud Land

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Dronning Maud Land (or Queen Maud Land) is the part of Antarctica lying between 20W and 45E, with a land area of approximately 2,500,000 km², mostly covered by the Antarctic ice sheet. This territory was claimed by Norway on January 14, 1939, but this claim, like all others in the Antarctic, is not universally recognized and the area is subject to the terms of the Antarctic Treaty. The other antarctic territory claimed by Norway is Peter I Island.

Dronning Maud Land was named by Roald Amundsen in honour of Queen Maud of Norway.

External links

  • Climbing in DML (http://www.alpinist.com/climbing-notes/region/Dronning_Maud_Land/)
  • Photos and maps (http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Trails/1453/wdml.htm)

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