Antarctica Facts

Antarctica Facts
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Capital
none

Population
no native people living in Antarctica
permanent and summer-staff research stations

Area
14 million sq. miles

Location
Antarctica is the southernmost continent and is basically surrounded by the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans

Government
Antarctic Treaty, signed on 1 December 1959 establishes the legal framework for the management of Antarctica
46 treaty member nations

Money
none

Climate
coldest, driest and windiest place on earth
East Antarctica is colder that West Antarctica because of its higher elevation
Antarctic Peninsula has the most moderate temperature

Languages
no native language