Antarctica, the fifth largest continent, contains no individual countries or groups of people. However, there are seven countries that claim parts of the continent, and there are many other countries that send groups of ... More »

Antarctica does not have a capital, for it is not an independent country. Many countries have territorial claims on the continent, but few of them even have cities. More »

Antarctica is not owned by any country, per the Antarctic Treaty. Before the Antarctic Treaty was signed, seven countries claimed parts of the continent, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Chile, Argentina, Norway,... More »

The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959 by 12 countries, prevents mining in Antarctica. As of 2014, 49 countries have joined in this pact. The treaty also protects the continent from disposal of nuclear waste and testing of... More »

According to the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook, seven countries have a claim on Antarctica: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and the UK. The U.S. and Russia have reserved the right ... More »

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 studie... More »

Antarctica is the ice-covered continent that surrounds the South Pole and is itself surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is the fifth largest land mass on the planet. More »