George V Coast

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George V Coast (68°30′S 148°0′E / 68.500°S 148.000°E / -68.500; 148.000Coordinates: 68°30′S 148°0′E / 68.500°S 148.000°E / -68.500; 148.000) is that portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Point Alden, at 148°2′E, and Cape Hudson, at 153°45′E. It was explored by members of the Main Base party of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911–14) under Douglas Mawson who named this feature for King George V of the United Kingdom.[1]

The segment of land between these lines of longitude is referred to as George V Land. Mertz Glacier is located in this area.


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