Interesting Facts About Antarctica
Interesting Facts About Antarctica Antarctica is the 7th most populous continent in the world Antarctica the southernmost continent and site of the south pole is a virtually uninhabited ice covered landmass the peninsula isolated terrain also shelters rich wildlife including many penguins.most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic peninsula which stretches toward South America its know for Lemaire channel and paradise harbor striking iceberg flank passageways and port locker a former British research station turned museum.
15 Interesting Facts About Antarctica
- The world Largest Desert in Antarctica.
- On the Earth Coldest windiest highest and the driest continent is Antarctica.
- The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -130°F (-92.2°C).
- The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is (14.4°C).
- Worlds 99% of fresh water is in Antarctica.
- Some parts of Antarctica have had no snow or rain for the last 2M years.
- Antarctica is about 1.2 times as large as europe.
- Antarctica has no time zone it has the only continent without a time zone.
- There are 300 hundred plus lakes beneath Antarctica that are kept from freezing by the warmth of Earth’s core.
- There are at least 7 Christian churches in Antarctica.
- The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1.6 kilometer (1 mile).
- winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 320 km/h (200 mph).
- 90% of meteorites come from Antarctica.
- Antarctica is almost 1.2 times the size of the USA.
- Only one ATM Antarctica has only one ATM.
- Argentina claims 965,596 km2 (372,818 sq mi) in Antarctica, where it has the world’s oldest continuous state presence, since 1904.
- Antarctica has more than 40 airports.
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