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East Antarctica

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Map showing East Antarctica

East Antarctica, also called Greater Antarctica, is the largest part (two-thirds) of the Antarctic continent.[1] It is on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains. It is the coldest, windiest, and driest part of Earth.[1] East Antarctica holds the record as the coldest place on earth.[2]

East Antarctica includes the following areas: Coats Land, Queen Maud Land, Enderby Land, Kemp Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Princess Elizabeth Land, Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, Adélie Land, George V Land, Oates Land and Victoria Land. All but a small portion of this region lies within the Eastern Hemisphere.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gregory T. Haugan, The New Triple Constraints for Sustainable Projects, Programs, and Portfolios (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013), p. 134
  2. Christopher C. Burt, Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007), p. 56