Kaiser Wilhelm II Land

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Kaiser Wilhelm II Land (also Wilhelm II Coast) is the part of Antarctica lying between Cape Penck, at 87°43'E, and Cape Filchner, at 91°54'E and is claimed as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, although this claim is not universally recognized.

The area was discovered on February 22, 1902 during the Gauss expedition (1901-1903), led by Arctic veteran and geology professor Erich von Drygalski. Drygalski named it after Kaiser Wilhelm II[1] who had funded the expedition with 1.2 million Goldmarks.

In the bay where Drygalski's expedition had their camp until February 8, 1903 is Gaussberg, a 370 metre high extinct volcano which was named after the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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

Coordinates: 67°0′S 90°0′E / 67.000°S 90.000°E / -67.000; 90.000