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Definition of the noun adelie land

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  1. a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins


Adelie Land a.k.a. Adélie Land is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica. It stretches from a coastline area along the Great Southern Ocean inland all the way to the South Pole. This territory is claimed by France as one of five districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, although most countries have not given this their diplomatic recognition.


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Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Granite and gneiss were found by D'Urville near Adelie Land, and Borchgrevink states that the rock at Cape Adare is mica- schist ; these are distinctly continental types. Indirect evidence is furnished by the materials transported from the far ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1922)

the ship reached Adelie Land, discovered by D'Urville in 1840, and effected a landing in Commonwealth Bay, the position of which was subsequently red by ...

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Small photo of Adelie land discovery in Antarctica, by French corvettes Astrolabe and Zelee. Created by Lebreton, published on Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1842 More...

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