Danco Coast

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Location of Danco Coast on Antarctic Peninsula.

The Danco Coast (64°42′S 62°0′W / 64.700°S 62.000°W / -64.700; -62.000Coordinates: 64°42′S 62°0′W / 64.700°S 62.000°W / -64.700; -62.000) is that portion of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula between Cape Sterneck and Cape Renard. This coast was explored in January and February 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Adrien de Gerlache, who named it for Lieutenant Emile Danco who died on the expedition.

The coast is bordered by the Aguirre Passage which separates it from Lemaire Island.[1]

Map of Danco Coast, Cartographic base: Antarctic Digital Database www.add.scar.org/

Places on the Danco Coast[edit]


  1. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Aguirre Passage" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).