Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth, and surrounds the . Tourist visits are costly, demand physical fitness, can only take place in summer Nov-Feb, and are largely limited to the Peninsula, Islands and Ross Sea.

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The Geographic is the point where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface of the southern hemisphere, in the remote, bleak interior of Antarctica. Photo: Eli Duke, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is the long mountainous peninsula projecting north from Antarctica. Photo: Cascoly, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a group of islands about 120 kilometers north of the . Photo: ravas51, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The are those islands lying south of the 60th parallel, close to the continent of Antarctica. Photo: ravas51, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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is the part of Antarctica that falls in the Eastern Hemisphere, east of the arbitrary line of 0o longitude on the South Africa-facing side down to the South Pole then 180o on the Australia-facing side. Photo: Matthieu.weber, Public domain.

is a US base on Ross Island in the Ross Sea of Antarctica, with New Zealand's Scott Base nearby. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the part of Antarctica that falls in the Western Hemisphere, west of the arbitrary line of 0o longitude on the South America-facing side down to the South Pole then 180o on the Australia-facing side. Photo: NASA, Public domain.

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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Antarctica. See this page's contributions. Photo: ravas51, CC BY-SA 2.0.