Princess Elizabeth Land

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Princess Elizabeth Land is the sector of the Australian Antarctic Territory between longitude 73° east and Cape Penck 87°43' east. Princess Elizabeth Land is located between 64°56'S and 90°00'S and between 73°35' E and 87°43'E. It is divided into two sectors:

It is bounded on the west by Amery Ice Shelf, Mac. Robertson Land, and on the east by Wilhelm II Land.

Princess Elizabeth Land was discovered on February 9, 1931, by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) (1929–31) under Sir Douglas Mawson. Princess Elizabeth Land was named by Mawson after Princess Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth II.

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Coordinates: 80°00′S 78°00′E / 80.000°S 78.000°E / -80.000; 78.000