There are no true cities on the continent of Antarctica; instead, there are approximately 24 research stations with populations ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 people. The research stations are designed for scientific studies only, and they do not support tourism.
Antarctica is divided into several regions, such as the Antarctic Peninsula, East Antarctica, Ross Sea, South Pole and Western Antarctica. There are not many native amphibians, reptiles, land mammals or plants in Antarctica. Tourists are only allowed to visit Antarctica during the austral summer season, which is from November until the end of March. The temperatures during the austral summer season can reach as high as 57 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter months, temperatures can drop as low as -112 F.