Antarctica (pronounced /ænˈtɑrtɨkə/ or /ænˈtɑrktɨkə/ ( listen))[2][3][4] is Earth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) in thickness.Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents.[5] Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland.[6] The temperature in Antarctica can reach -89 degrees Celsius (-129 degrees Fahrenheit). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Only cold-adapted plants and animals survive there, including penguins, seals, nematodes, tardigrades, mites, many types of algae and other microorganisms, and tundra vegetation.

Although myths and speculation about a Terra Australis ("Southern Land") date back to antiquity, the first confirmed sighting of the continent is commonly accepted to have occurred in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev.

The continent, however, remained largely neglected for the rest of the 19th century because of its hostile environment, lack of resources, and isolation. The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries; to date, 47 countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, prohibits nuclear blasts and power, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone. Ongoing experiments are conducted by more than 4,000 scientists of many nationalities and with various research interests.[1]

FEEL FREE TO POST PICS ,VIDEOS ETC. THOSE ARE ACCEPTABLE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE IN ANTARTICA!!

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TheZealot
TheZealot

I DO NOT SPEW ANTARCTICAN PROPAGANDA, I SPEW ANTARCTICAN COMMON SENSE!

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FILM_Smartson Creator
FILM_Smartson

The Reason Why i leave in Antartica:
Nothing is Illegal YAY!

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Mori_Yoshimura
Mori_Yoshimura

Once we will get you!!! Moddb.com (jk, please don't downvote me because that xD)

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TheZealot
TheZealot

WHY BE PART OF THE WESTERN OR EASTERN WORLD, WHEN YOU CAN BECOME PART OF THE SOUTHERN WORLD? ANTARCTICA: THE TRUE FREE NATION!

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TheZealot
TheZealot

PEACE AND PROSPERITY: THE ANTARCTICAN WAY! BECOME AN ANTARCTICAN TODAY!

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TheZealot
TheZealot

ANTARCTICA WILL NOT SUBMIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS MENACE!

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TheZealot
TheZealot

Antarctica is the greatest nation in the world. Antarctica is the one and only truly free nation. Antarctica ***** all over the false Democracy that is displayed in the UN countries.

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Guest
Guest

i think it wud be really interesting to live in antarctica but just too cold :)

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Héllalujah!
Héllalujah!

Greeting To Antarctica! =D =P XD

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FILM_Smartson Creator
FILM_Smartson

Nazi Penguins went into my igloo and arrested me for framing Hitler, i was sent to their jail and stayed there for 2 years, i realize that my tongue is hot so i licked all the ice wall and escaped, after that, i went to my battleship and sailed back to philippines.

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pjdman44 Creator
pjdman44

You live in Philippines?

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