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The Kerguelen Islands (Îles Kerguelen), is a group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean. It is one of the five districts of the French Southern Antarctic Lands (TAAF).

The main island, Grande Terre, (6,675 km2) is surrounded by further 300 smaller islands and islets, forming an archipelago.

 

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France TAAF 1969
Grande Terre, the main island of the Kerguelen archipelago.

 

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France TAAF 1968, Mont Ross 1'840 m.

The Mont Ross volcano (1'840 m) is the highest mountain on the Kerguelen Islands. It is situated on the main island of Grande Terre. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1975 by Jean Afanassieff and Patrick Cordier.

 

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France TAAF 1968, Mont Ross.

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen Mont Ross TAAF 1976

France TAAF 1976, First ascent of Mont Ross.

 

France TAAF 1976, Bicentenary of Cook's passage to Kerguelen.
In the far background the Arched Rock L'arche des Kerguelen).

 

mountainstamp.com Le Terror Arched Rock Kerguelen TAAF 1980

France TAAF 1980, "Le Terror" Arched Rock.
The Arched Rock of Kerguelen is a about 300 metres tall stone, which had confounded navigators for centuries.
The upper rim of the arch collapsed around 1910, leaving only two giant pillars and a pile of stone rubble between them.

It is located in the extreme north of Grande Terre at 48°41'8.15"S 69°4'21.20"E.

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen  Glacier Dumont d Urville stamp 1981

France TAAF 1981, Le Glacier Dumont d'Urville.
Le Glacier Dumont d'Urville is part of the Cook Glacier, which is a large glacier of approximately 500 sq km on Grande Terre, Kerguelen,

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen TAAF 1984

France TAAF 1984, Port Jeanne d'Arc (1930).

Port Jeanne d'Arc is a former whaling station founded by a Norwegian whaling company in 1908. One of the buildings was restored in 1977, and another in 2007.

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen TAAF 1987

France TAAF 1987
Map of Grande Terre, the main island of Kerguelen archipelago.

France TAAF 1997
L'Arche des Kerquelen in the background.

 

 

France TAAF 1999, Port-aux-Français on Grande Terre
Watercolor painting by Serge Markó
The miniaturesheet was issued in the booklet "Carnet de Voyage de 1999".

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen Larose Bay atsmp 2000

France TAAF 2000, Larose bay.
(situated in the southern part of the Grande Terre).

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen Pointe de l Arche 2001

France TAAF 2001, L'Arche des Kerquelen.
The upper rim of the arch collapsed around 1910, leaving only two giant pillars and a pile of stone rubble between them.  

 

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France TAAF, 2007, Ile de la Baleine (Kerguelen archipelago).

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Cook Glacier Le Dome

France TAAF 2007, Cook glacier
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes"
The Cook Glacier is a glacier of approximately 500 km2 on the Kerguelen Islands.  

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Cook Clacier and Lac de Chamonix

France TAAF 2007, Cook glacier and Lac de Chamonix (main island Grande Terre)
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes".

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Golfe du Morbihan

France TAAF 2007, Gulf of Morbihan and Lac de Chamonix
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes"
 

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Golf du Morbihan

France TAAF 2007, Golf du Morbihan
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes"
The Gulf of Morbihan of the Kerguelen island forms deep and broad notch in the central section of the principal island of the Kerguelen Island, Grande Terre.

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Presque

France TAAF 2007, Presqu’île de la Société de Géographie peninsula.
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes".
The "Presqu’île de la Société de Géographie" peninsula (Grande Terre) is surrounded by Mont Richards and Mont Pietri (941 m).

 

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France TAAF 2007, paysage du plateau central Kerguelen.
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes".

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007 Ronarch Peninsula

France TAAF 2007, Ronarc'h Peninsula.
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes".
Ronarc'h Peninsula (Presqu'île Ronarc'h) is a peninsula in the south-east of the principal island Grande Terre of Kerguelen. It is connected by a narrow strip of land to another peninsula, the Jeanne d’Arc.  

 

mountainstamp.com Kerguelen island TAAF 2007

France TAAF 2007, Nuageuses islands.
Stamp of the booklet "Paysages insolites des Terres Australes".
The Nuageuses Islands (Îles Nuageuses) are part of the Kerguelen archipelago and situated northwest of the main island Grande Terre. Its highest peaks are Pic de l’île de Croÿ (518 m) and Pic Charcot on Île du Roland (500 m).  

 

France TAAF 2011 L'arche des Kerquelen Souvenirsheet stamp

France TAAF 2011
Joint Issue with Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
Pointe du Cop Percé and the pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

France TAAF 2011 L'arche des Kerquelen Souvenirsheet stamp

Saint Pierre & Miquelon 2011
Joint Issue with France.
Pointe du Cop Percé and the pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

TAAF Ile Longue stamp issued 2012

France TAAF 2012, Île Longue.
The Longue island is located at (49°32'4.64"S 69°54'40.70"E). The highest elevation is named Pic d'Antoine at 270 metres.

 

France TAAF 2014
The pillars of L'Arche des Kerquelen.

 

France TAAF 2015.
The two pillars of the L'arche des Kerguelen, which collapsed around 1910 is part of the image.
The stamp was issued in the series "60th Anniversary French Southern & Antarctic Lands".  

 

France TAAF 2016, Cascade Lozère.
The Cascade Lozère is a steep stream on the Joffre Peninsula which empties into the Baie de Hopeful.
The stamp was issued in the series "Annual issues 2016".

 

France 2016 TAAF Kerguelen, Cirque du Chateau stamp

France TAAF, Cirque du Château.

The Cirque du Château is located (49°15'9.35"S 70° 8'19.61"E / Coubert Peninsula) on the island of Kerguelen.

 

 

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