Belgica Mountains

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Belgica Mountains
Belgica Mountains is located in Antarctica
Belgica Mountains
Belgica Mountains in Eastern Antarctica
Highest point
Coordinates 72°35′S 31°15′E / 72.583°S 31.250°E / -72.583; 31.250Coordinates: 72°35′S 31°15′E / 72.583°S 31.250°E / -72.583; 31.250
Geography
Continent Antarctica
Region Queen Maud Land, Eastern Antarctica

Belgica Mountains is an isolated chain of mountains about 10 miles (16 km) long, standing 60 miles (97 km) east-southeast of the Sor Rondane Mountains in Queen Maud Land, in the Antarctic. The chain was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1957-1958) under Gaston de Gerlache, and named after the ship Belgica, commanded by his father, Lt. Adrien de Gerlache, leader of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897-99.[1]

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