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Antarctica

Antarctica
This map uses an orthographic projection, near-polar aspect. The South Pole is near the center, where longitudinal lines converge.
Area 14,000,000 km2 (5,400,000 sq mi)
Population 5,000 temporary residents
Internet TLD .aq

Antarctica (US English Listeni/æntˈɑːrktɪkə/, UK English /ænˈtɑːktɪkə/ or /ænˈtɑːtɪkə/) is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km (1.2 mi; 6,200 ft) in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Coastal types around Antarctica
Type Frequency
Ice shelf (floating ice front) 44%
Ice walls (resting on ground) 38%
Ice stream/outlet glacier (ice front or ice wall) 13%
Rock 5%
Total 100%
Date Country Territory Claim limits Map
1908  United Kingdom  British Antarctic Territory 20°W to 80°W Antarctica, United Kingdom territorial claim.svg
1923  New Zealand New Zealand Ross Dependency 150°W to 160°E Antarctica, New Zealand territorial claim.svg
1924  France French Southern and Antarctic Lands Adélie Land 142°2'E to 136°11'E Antarctica, France territorial claim.svg
1929  Norway Norway Peter I Island 68°50′S 90°35′W / 68.833°S 90.583°W / -68.833; -90.583 (Peter I Island) Antarctica Peter I Island.png
1933  Australia Australia Australian Antarctic Territory 160°E to 142°2'E and
136°11'E to 44°38'E
Antarctica, Australia territorial claim.svg
1939  Norway Norway Queen Maud Land 44°38'E to 20°W Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.svg
1940  Chile Antártica Chilena Province Chilean Antarctic Territory 53°W to 90°W Antarctica, Chile territorial claim.svg
1943  Argentina  Argentine Antarctica 25°W to 74°W Antarctica, Argentina territorial claim.svg
(none) Unclaimed territory
(Marie Byrd Land)
90°W to 150°W
(except Peter I Island)
Antarctica, unclaimed.svg

  •  Brazil has a designated "zone of interest" that is not an actual claim.
  •  Peru has formally reserved its right to make a claim.
  •  Russia has inherited the Soviet Union's right to claim territory under the original Antarctic Treaty.
  •  South Africa has formally reserved its right to make a claim.
  •  United States reserved its right to make a claim in the original Antarctic Treaty.
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