an exercise in miscellany

New Swabia

In places on December 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

New Swabia is a cartographic name sometimes given to an area of Antarctica between 20°E and 10°W in Queen Maud Land, which within Norway is administered as a Norwegian dependent territory under the Antarctic Treaty System. New Swabia was explored by Germany in early 1939 and named after that expedition’s ship, the Schwabenland, itself named after the German region of Swabia.

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