Graham Land


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Graham Land,

part of the Antarctic PeninsulaAntarctic Peninsula,
glaciated mountain region of W Antarctica, extending c.1,200 mi (1,930 km) N toward South America; in the south, volcanic peaks rise to c.11,000 ft (3,350 m). Most of its NE coast is fringed by the Larsen ice shelf.
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, W Antarctica. This ice-covered, mountainous area was thought to be a group of islands but further exploration (1934) showed it to be peninsular. Claimed by Britain in 1832, it was also claimed by Argentina and Chile. Its name is sometimes used to describe the entire peninsula but also refers to the E portion bordering the Weddell Sea from the Hilton Inlet to James Ross Island.

Graham Land

the N part of the Antarctic Peninsula: became part of the British Antarctic Territory in 1962 (formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies). (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty)
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5-kilometre long island off the west coast of Graham Land.
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Graham Land, course leader in European Studies at Durham University, said: "MEPs work hard to lobby for funding to the region, and were very active before the settlements in 2000.
TRAVEL SICK Strachan's third away defeat in a row EARLY TO RISE Graham lands Watford's first to spark first-minute celebrations (left) BACK PROBLEM Wheater's early slip handed Watford their opener