Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth, and surrounds the . Tourist visits are costly, demand physical fitness, can only take place in summer, and are largely limited to the Peninsula, Islands and Ross Sea.
Photo: Davepape, Public domain.

Popular Destinations

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 the group of about 120 km 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: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Destinations

is the part of Antarctica that falls in the Eastern Hemisphere, east of the arbitrary line of 0° longitude on the South Africa-facing side down to the South Pole then 180° 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.

Antarctica

Latitude of center
-75° or 75° south
Longitude of center
Population
4,400
Elevation
2,481 metres (8,140 feet)
Area
14,000,000 km² (5,405,430 miles²)
Internet domain
.aq
Open­Street­Map ID
node 36966060
Geo­Names ID
6697173
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Antraktika
  • Abkhazian: Антарктида
  • Achinese: Antartika
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Антарктикэ
  • Afar: Antarktika
  • Afrikaans: Antarktika
  • Akan: Antaateka
  • Albanian: Antarktiku
  • Albanian: Antarktikë
  • Amharic: አንታርቲካ
  • Amharic: አንታርክቲካ
  • Arabic: Antartika
  • Arabic: أنتارتيكا
  • Arabic: أنتاركتيكا
  • Arabic: القارة القطبية الجنوبية
  • Arabic: القارة المتجمدة الجنوبية
  • Arabic: القطب الجنوبي
  • Aragonese: Antarctida
  • Aramaic: ܐܢܛܐܪܩܛܝܩܐ
  • Armenian: Антарктида
  • Armenian: Անթարքթիքա
  • Armenian: Անտարկտիդա
  • Assamese: এণ্টাৰ্কটিকা
  • Assamese: এন্টাৰ্কটিকা
  • Assamese: এন্টাৰ্টিকা
  • Asturian; Bable: Antártida
  • Asturian; Bable: L'Antártida
  • Avaric: Antarktika
  • Awadhi: अंटार्कटिका
  • Azerbaijani: Antarktida
  • Azerbaijani: Antarktika
  • Balinese: Antartika
  • Bashkir: Антарктида
  • Bashkir: Антарктика
  • Basque: Antartika
  • Bavarian: Antarktika
  • Belarusian: Антарктыда
  • Belarusian: Антарктыка
  • Bengali: অ্যান্টার্কটিকা
  • Bengali: এন্টার্কটিকা
  • Bhojpuri: अंटार्कटिका
  • Bhojpuri: एंटार्कटिका
  • Bihari : अंटार्कटिका
  • Bishnupriya: এন্টার্কটিকা
  • Bislama: Antarktik
  • Bosnian: Antarktik
  • Bosnian: Antarktika
  • Brahui: Anŧárkŧíká
  • Breton: Antarktika
  • Bulgarian: Антарктида
  • Bulgarian: Антарктика
  • Burmese: အန္တာတိက
  • Burmese: အန်တာတိက
  • Catalan: Antàrtic
  • Catalan: Antàrtida
  • Catalan: Continent antàrtic
  • Cebuano: Antarctica
  • Cebuano: Antartika
  • Central Bicolano: Antartika
  • Central Kurdish: ئانتارکتیکا
  • Central Kurdish: ئەنتارکتیکا
  • Central Kurdish: کیشوەری بەستەڵەکی باشوور
  • Chechen: Антарктида
  • Cherokee: ᏧᏁᏍᏓᎸ
  • Chinese: Lâm-ke̍k Tāi-lio̍k
  • Chinese: 南极洲/南極洲
  • Chinese: 南极洲
  • Chinese: 南極洲
  • Church Slavic: Антарктїка
  • Chuvash: Антарктида
  • Cornish: Antarktika
  • Corsican: Antartide
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Antarktida
  • Croatian: Antarktik
  • Croatian: Antarktika
  • Croatian: Antartik
  • Croatian: Antartika
  • Czech: Antarktida
  • Danish: Antarktis
  • Dimli: Antarktika
  • Dutch: Antarctica
  • Dzongkha: འཛམ་གླིང་ལྷོ་མཐའི་ཁྱགས་གླིང
  • Dzongkha: ཨེན་ཊཱག་ཊི་ཀ
  • Dzongkha: ཨེན་ཊཱག་ཊི་ཀ་
  • Eastern Mari: Антарктида
  • Eastern Mari: Антарктиде
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: انتاركتيكا
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Antarctica
  • English: Antarctic Selection
  • Esperanto: Antarkto
  • Estonian: Antarktika
  • Estonian: Antarktis
  • Ewe: Antartica nutome
  • Extremaduran: Antáltia
  • Faroese: Antarktis
  • Fijian Hindustani: Antarctica
  • Finnish: Antarktis
  • Finnish: Etelämanner
  • Franco-Provençal: Antartica
  • French: Antarctique
  • French: continent austral
  • French: continent blanc
  • Frisian: Antarctica
  • Frisian: Antarktika
  • Friulian: Antartic
  • Gaelic (Scots): An Antartaig
  • Gaelic (Scots): Antargtaga
  • Gallegan: A Antártida
  • Gallegan: Antártida
  • Gallegan: نسا تۊک
  • Gan Chinese: 南極洲
  • Georgian: ანტარქტიდა
  • Georgian: ანტარქტიკა
  • German: Antarktika
  • German: Antarktis
  • German: Südkontinent
  • German: antarktischer Kontinent
  • Gilaki: نسا توک
  • Goanese Konkani: अंटार्क्टिका
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐌽𐍄𐌰𐍂𐌺𐍄𐌹𐌺𐌰
  • Greek: Ανταρκτική
  • Guarani: Antártida
  • Guianese Creole French: Antarktik
  • Gujarati: ઍન્ટાર્કટિકા
  • Gujarati: એન્ટાર્કટિકા
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Antatik
  • Hakka Chinese: Nàm-khi̍t-chû
  • Hausa: Antatika
  • Hausa: Nàm-khi̍t-chû
  • Hausa: ʻAneʻālika
  • Hawaiian: ʻAneʻālika
  • Hebrew: אנטארקטיקה
  • Hindi: अंटार्कटिका
  • Hungarian: Antarktika
  • Hungarian: Antarktisz
  • Icelandic: Suðurskautslandið
  • Ido: Antarktika
  • Igbo: Antarctica
  • Iloko: Antartika
  • Inari Sami: Antarktis
  • Indonesian: Antarktika
  • Indonesian: Antartika
  • Indonesian: Kutub selatan
  • Ingush: Антарктида
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Antarctica
  • Interlingue: Antarctic
  • Inuktitut: ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᐅ
  • Irish: An Antartaice
  • Irish: Antartach
  • Irish: Antartaice
  • Italian: Antartide
  • Jamaican Creole English: Antaatika
  • Japanese: 南極
  • Japanese: 南極大陸
  • Javanese: Antarktika
  • Javanese: Antartika
  • Kabiyé: Antarɩtiki tɛtʋ wandamm
  • Kabyle: Tantarktit
  • Kalaallisut: Qalasersuaq Kujalleq
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Антарктик
  • Kannada: ಅಂಟಾರ್ಕ್ಟಿಕ
  • Kannada: ಅಂಟಾರ್ಟಿಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Antarktika
  • Karachay-Balkar: Антарктида
  • Kashmiri: اینٹارٹِکا
  • Kashubian: Antarktida
  • Kazakh: Антарктида
  • Kazakh: Антарктика
  • Khmer: អង់តាក់ទិក
  • Kinyarwanda: Antarigitika
  • Kirghiz: Aнтapктидa
  • Kirghiz: Антарктида
  • Komi-Permyak: Антарктида
  • Korean: 남극
  • Korean: 남극 대륙
  • Kurdish: Antarktîka
  • Kurdish: ئانتارکتیکا
  • Kölsch: Süüdpool
  • Ladin: Antartida
  • Ladino: Antartika
  • Lao: Antartika
  • Lao: ທະວີບອັງຕາກຕິກ
  • Lao: ແອນຕາດຕິກາ
  • Latin: Antarctica
  • Latvian: Antarktika
  • Latvian: Antarktīda
  • Letzeburgesch: Antarktis
  • Lezghian: Антарктида
  • Ligurian: Antartigo
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Antarctica
  • Lingala: Antarctique
  • Lithuanian: Antarktida
  • Lithuanian: Antarktis
  • Livvi: Antarktidu
  • Lojban: ziptu'a
  • Lombard: Antartid
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Antarktika
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Antarktis
  • Macedo Romanian: Antarctica
  • Macedonian: Антарктик
  • Maithili: अंटार्कटिका
  • Malagasy: Antarktika
  • Malagasy: Antartika
  • Malay (generic): Antarctica
  • Malay (generic): Antartika
  • Malayalam: അന്റാർട്ടിക്ക
  • Malayalam: അന്‍റാര്‍ട്ടിക്ക
  • Maltese: Antarktika
  • Maltese: Antartika
  • Maltese: l-Antartika
  • Manx: Yn Antarctagh
  • Maori: Te Kōpakatanga ki te Tonga
  • Maori: Te Tiri o Te Moana
  • Maori: Tiri o te Moana
  • Marathi: अंटार्क्टिका
  • Mazanderani: جنوبگان
  • Min Dong Chinese: Nàng-gĭk-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-ke̍k-chiu
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-ke̍k-tāi-lio̍k
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-ke̍k Tāi-lio̍k
  • Minangkabau: Antartika
  • Mingrelian: ანტარქტიდა
  • Mirandese: Antártica
  • Mon: အန္တာတိက
  • Mongolian: Антарктид
  • Mongolian: အန္တာတိက
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: أنطاركتيكا
  • Narom: Antarctique
  • Navajo: Shádiʼááhjí kéyah yistinígíí
  • Neapolitan: Antartide
  • Nepali: अन्टारटिका
  • Nepali: अन्टारतिका
  • Nepali: अन्टार्क्टिका
  • Nepali: एन्टार्टिका
  • Newari: एन्टार्टिका
  • Northern Frisian: Antarktikaa
  • Northern Sami: Antárktis
  • Norwegian: Antarktika
  • Norwegian: Antarktis
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Antarktika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Antarktis
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Antarktis
  • Novial: Antarktika
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Antartica
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Antartida
  • Oriya: ଆଣ୍ଟର୍କଟିକା
  • Oriya: ଆଣ୍ଟାର୍କାଟିକା
  • Oriya: ଆର୍ଣ୍ଟକଟିକା
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Антарктидæ
  • Pampanga: Antartida
  • Pampanga: Antartika
  • Panjabi: ਅੰਟਾਰਕਟਿਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Antartica
  • Persian: جنوبگان
  • Picard: Intarctike
  • Picard: Intarktike
  • Piemontese: Antàrtide
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Antartica
  • Polish: Antarktyda
  • Polish: Antarktyka
  • Pontic: Ανταρκτικήν
  • Portuguese: Antártica
  • Portuguese: Antártida
  • Portuguese: continente austral
  • Pushto: انتارکتیکا
  • Pushto: انټارټيکا
  • Pushto: انټارکټيکا
  • Quechua: Antartika
  • Quechua: Antártida
  • Raeto-Romance: Antarctica
  • Romanian: Antarctica
  • Romanian: Antarctida
  • Russia Buriat: Антарктида
  • Russia Buriat: Антарктика
  • Russian: Антарктида
  • Rusyn: Антарктіда
  • Samoan: Anetatika
  • Sanskrit: अण्टार्क्टिका
  • Santali: ᱟᱱᱴᱟᱨᱠᱚᱴᱤᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: Antàrticu
  • Saterfriesisch: Antarktikoa
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Antarktika
  • Scots: Antarcticae
  • Serbian: Антарктик
  • Serbian: Антарктика
  • Serbian: Антартик
  • Serbo-Croatian: Antarktik
  • Serbo-Croatian: Antarktika
  • Serbo-Croatian: Süüdpool
  • Shan: Antarctica
  • Shan: ဢႅၼ်ႇတၢၵ်ႈတီးၵႃႈ
  • Shona: Antarctica
  • Sicilian: Antàrtidi
  • Sindhi: انٽارڪٽيڪا
  • Sinhalese: ඇන්ටාක්ටිකාව
  • Skolt Sami: Saujjnannâm
  • Slovak: Antarctica
  • Slovak: Antarktída
  • Slovenian: Antarktika
  • Somali: Antaarktika
  • Somali: Antarktika
  • Somali: Antiarktis
  • Sorbian, Lower: Antarktika
  • Sorbian, Upper: Antarktika
  • Sotho, Northern: Antarctica
  • South Azerbaijani: آنتارکتیکا
  • South Azerbaijani: جنوبی قوطب
  • Spanish: Antartica
  • Spanish: Antartico
  • Spanish: Antartida
  • Spanish: Antártica
  • Spanish: Antártida
  • Spanish: antártica
  • Spanish: antártico
  • Spanish: continente antartico
  • Spanish: continente antártico
  • Spanish: continente austral
  • Sundanese: Antartika
  • Swahili (generic): Antaktika
  • Swahili (generic): Antaktiki
  • Swahili (generic): Bara la Antaktiki
  • Swedish: Antarktis
  • Tachelhit: Antarktika
  • Tagalog: Antarctica
  • Tagalog: Antartida
  • Tajik: Антарктида
  • Tamil: அண்டார்க்டிக்கா
  • Tamil: அண்டார்டிகா
  • Tamil: அண்டார்டிக்கா
  • Tamil: அண்டார்ட்டிக்கா
  • Tamil: அந்தாட்டிக்கா
  • Tamil: அன்டார்க்டிக்கா
  • Tamil: அன்டார்டிகா
  • Tamil: அன்டார்ட்டிகா
  • Tatar: Antarqtida
  • Tatar: Антарктида
  • Tatar: Антарктика
  • Telugu: అంటార్కటికా
  • Telugu: అంటార్కిటికా
  • Tetum: Antártida
  • Thai: Antarctica
  • Thai: ทวีปแอนตาร์กติก
  • Thai: ทวีปแอนตาร์กติกา
  • Thai: แอนตาร์กติก
  • Thai: แอนตาร์กติกา
  • Tibetan: ལྷོ་མཐའི་གླིང་།
  • Tibetan: ལྷོ་རྩེའི་མཐའ་གླིང་།
  • Tigrinya: አንታርክቲካ
  • Tigrinya: ኣንታርክቲካ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻAnetātika
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻAnitātika
  • Tosk Albanian: Antarktika
  • Tsonga: Antakthika
  • Tulu: ಅಂಟಾರ್ಕ್ಟಿಕ
  • Turkish: Antarktika
  • Turkish: Antarktika kıtası
  • Turkmen: Antarktika
  • Uighur: ئانتاركتىدا
  • Uighur: ئانتاركتىكا
  • Ukrainian: Антарктида
  • Ukrainian: Антарктика
  • Urdu: انٹارکٹکا
  • Urdu: انٹارکٹیکا
  • Uzbek: Antarktida
  • Venetian: Antàrtide
  • Venetian: antàrtede
  • Veps: Antarktid
  • Vietnamese: Châu Nam Cực
  • Vietnamese: Nam Cực
  • Vlaams: Antarctica
  • Walloon: Antartike
  • Waray (Philippines): Antartika
  • Welsh: Antarctica
  • Welsh: Yr Antarctig
  • Western Panjabi: انٹارکٹکا
  • Wolof: Antarktik
  • Wolof: Goxub Dottub Bëj-saalum
  • Wu Chinese: 南極洲
  • Yakut: Антарктика
  • Yiddish: אַנטאַרקטיקע
  • Yiddish: אנטארקטיקע
  • Yoruba: Antakítíkà
  • Yoruba: Antárktìkà
  • Yue Chinese: 南極洲
  • Zeeuws: Antartica
  • Zhuang: Namzgigcouh
  • Zulu: I-Antatika
  • Zulu: i-Antarctica
  • Antarktėda
  • Antartego
  • អង់តាកទិក
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