Kaiser Wilhelm II Land

Kaiser Wilhelm II Land

Kaiser Wilhelm II Land

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Kaiser Wilhelm II Land is the part of Antarctica lying between Cape Penck, at 87°43'E, and Cape Filchner, at 91°54'E and is claimed as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, although this claim is not universally recognized.

The area was discovered on February 22, 1902 during the Gauss expedition (1901-1903), led by Arctic veteran and geology professor Erich Dagobert von Drygalski. Drygalski named it after Kaiser Wilhelm II who had funded the expedition with 1.2 million Goldmark.

In the bay where Drygalski's expedition had their camp till February 8, 1903 is Gaussberg, a 370 metre high extinct volcano that is named after Drygalski's expedition ship Gauss.

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