- Norwegian Antarctic Territory
The Norwegian Antarctic Territory is an area in the
Antarcticwhich is claimed by Norway. It consists of Queen Maud Land( _no. Dronning Maud Land), Bouvet Islandand Peter I Island. Its total area exceeds 2.500.000 km². Queen Maud Land is a sector on the Antarctic continent. Peter I Island is the only Antarctic claim area under the Antarctic Treatythat is not a sector. Bouvet Island is not subject to the Antarctic treaty as it lies outside the area that the treaty covers.
14 December 1911five Norwegians, under the leadership of Roald Amundsen, were the first to reach the South Pole.
* Bouvet Island was claimed in 1927 (formally in 1930; in 1935 the island was declared a
nature reservefor seals).
* Peter I Island was claimed in 1929 (formally in 1931).
* Queen Maud Land (45°E to 20°E) was formally claimed as a Norwegian possession on
14 January 1938.
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