Princess Ragnhild Coast


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Princess Ragnhild Coast

 

in Antarctica, a section of the coast of Queen Maud Land, between 20°30’ and 34°00″ E long. The coast is bordered along its entire length by shelf glaciers 10–50 km wide. The surface of the continental glacial cover rises smoothly to the south, and 50–100 km from the shore it reaches an elevation of 500 m. The Princess Ragnhild Coast was discovered in 1931 by the Norwegian expedition of G. Isachsen and H. Riiser-Larsen. It was named in honor of the Norwegian princess. The Belgian King Baudouin station operated on the coast’s western section from 1958 to 1960 and from 1964 to 1966.

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