Coats Land

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The sheer ice cliffs of the Caird Coast as seen by Shackleton's Expedition in January, 1915

Coats Land is a region in Antarctica which lies westward of Queen Maud Land and forms the eastern shore of the Weddell Sea, extending in a general northeast-southwest direction between 20º00´W and 36º00´W. The northeast part was discovered from the Scotia by William S. Bruce, leader of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-04. He gave the name Coats Land for James Coats, Jr., and Major Andrew Coats, the two chief supporters of the expedition.[1]


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Coordinates: 77°00′S 27°30′W / 77.000°S 27.500°W / -77.000; -27.500