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King Edward VII Peninsula

King Edward VII Peninsula, tract of land at latitude 78 south at the northeast end of the Ross Sea, in the Byrd-Ellsworth sector, on the continent of Antarctica. The territory was first explored by British naval officer Robert Falcon Scott in 1901 and named in honor of the reigning English monarch, King Edward VII. Land parties following the eastern trail from the base known as Little America have repeatedly skirted the peninsula, and planes have crossed and recrossed it on flights to the Edsel Ford Range farther to the east. The outermost promontory of the peninsula is Cape Colbeck, which separates Kainan Bay on the west from Sulzberger Bay on the east.

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