Belgica Mountains

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Belgica Mountains
Belgica Mountains is located in Antarctica
Belgica Mountains
Belgica Mountains
Belgica Mountains in Eastern Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation2,590 metres (8,500 ft)
Coordinates72°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
ContinentAntarctica
RegionQueen 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] The Prince de Ligne Mountains stand about 10 mi (16 km) north of the Belgica Mountains.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgica Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-09-27.
  2. ^ "Prince de Ligne Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  3. ^ "Mount Bastin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  4. ^ "Mount Boe". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  5. ^ "Mount Brouwer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  6. ^ "Mount Gillet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  7. ^ "Mount Hoge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  8. ^ "Mount Imbert". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  9. ^ "Mount Launoit". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  10. ^ "Mount Limburg Stirum". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  11. ^ "Mount Perov". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  12. ^ "Mount Van Mieghem". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  13. ^ "Mount Van der Essen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  14. ^ "Mount Victor". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-09-27.