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20/01/1840 Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica

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Adélie Land

It is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica. Dumont d'Urville named it after his wife. It stretches from a coastline area along the Great Southern Ocean inland all the way to the South Pole. It is one of five districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. Currently it hosts a French research station.
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