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Adélie Land

Terre Adélie
Flag of Adélie Land
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Motto: "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"
Location of Adélie Land
Official languages French
Government
Emmanuel Macron
• Administrator
Cécile Pozzo di Borgo
• Head of District
François Grosvalet
French overseas territory
• Coastline discovered
1840
Area
• Total
432,000 km2 (167,000 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
around 33 (winter)
< 80 (summer)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone UTC+10
Calling code +262 262 00 2
Internet TLD .tf

Adélie Land (French: Terre Adélie) is France's claim in Antarctica, It stretches from the Great Southern Ocean inland all the way to the South Pole. It was named after Adèle Dumont d'Urville , The wife of French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville.


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