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region: see AntarcticaAntarctica
, the fifth largest continent, c.5,500,000 sq mi (14,245,000 sq km), asymmetrically centered on the South Pole and almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. Geology and Geography

Antarctica consists of two major regions: W Antarctica (c.
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George v Coast


a part of the Victoria Land coastal region of east Antarctica between 142° and 155° E long., representing a series of glacier tongues (Ninnis, Merts) and shelf glaciers (Cook), with regions of the continental ice sheet in immediate contact with the sea. Discovered by an Australian antarctic expedition led by D. Mawson in 1912-13, it was named in honor of the King of England.

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