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 »

Antarctica is approximately 5.5 million square miles in land area. As such, it is almost 1.5 times the size of the United States. It is also the fifth largest continent on Earth, with more land area than both Europe and ... More »

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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 »

One fact about Antarctica is that it is a continent permanently covered with ice and snow at the South Pole. It is considered a desert, and is also the driest, coldest and windiest place on the planet. More »

The geographic South Pole is located on the continent of Antarctica, and it is the southernmost point on Earth’s surface. Antarctica is the coldest, driest continent on Earth with less than 5 inches of rain per year. Mos... 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 surrounded by the Southern Ocean. The International Hydrographic Organization created the Southern Ocean from parts of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in 2000. The Southern Ocean is the fourth large... More »