Nordenskjöld Coast

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Location of Nordenskjöld Coast.

Nordenskjold Coast (64°30′S 60°30′W / 64.500°S 60.500°W / -64.500; -60.500Coordinates: 64°30′S 60°30′W / 64.500°S 60.500°W / -64.500; -60.500) is that portion of the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula between Cape Longing and Cape Fairweather. The name was proposed in 1909 by Edwin Swift Balch, for Otto Nordenskiöld, Swedish geographer and leader of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, who explored this coast in 1902 on his ship Antarctic.

The area was later explored by Lincoln Ellsworth.


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