Cape Norvegia

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Coordinates: 71°20′S 12°18′W / 71.333°S 12.300°W / -71.333; -12.300 Cape Norvegia is a prominent cape on Princess Martha Coast of Queen Maud Land. It marks the northeast extremity of Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf in East Antarctica, and the border point of Weddell Sea and King Haakon VII Sea.[1] It was discovered by Commander Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen in February 1930 while on an airplane flight from the Norvegia, the ship in which the expedition was made. The cape was named by Riiser-Larsen for the ship.

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  1. ^ Britannica: Weddell Sea

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Cape Norvegia" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).