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Antarctica, Southern Hemisphere and the South Pole, including in the south of the continent. Africa and Oceania is the only continent in the south and not in the country.

South “, the legendary continent of 200 years of seeking, finding and then, but in 1840 concluded successfully. Approximately 2,000 km of roads along the shores of the Charles Wilkes Yelkenlisiyle, unlike the Arctic seas of the South Pole, where it has proved that there is really a great continent. 14.4 million sq km with an area of ​​Africa, almost half the size of this continent. In this region, South Shetland, South Georgia is located in the archipelago, with a few.

Name, “Arktika’nın opposite” (Greek: Antarktikos) Antarctica, which means an average of 2,000 m thick ice layer is large, such as armor covers. Once upon a time “not reached” the so-called thickness of polar ice 4,335 meters, locates at the point. This mass of ice, 24 million km ³ ‘luxury with the volume all the ice on Earth is 92 percent. 350-600 m thick pieces of ice breaking off the shores of 1-3 m per day progresses rapidly and stacked on top of each other. Ross is one of the floating masses of this kind of Buzlası almost 540,000 km long area the size of France. Distributed environment, striving for a swim in large parts buzladan tide event. This kind of icebergs would reach the 20,000 km ² in size.

South Pole of the earth’s climate is dominated by the cold and stormy. -20 ° C. The average temperature in summer, and this storm blew from the south to -70 ° C until the fall. U.S. monitoring station located at the geographic South Pole measurements made of the average annual temperature is -50 ° C, -29 ° C in the warmest months, but were increased. In other words, the earth’s largest refrigerator temperature averaging 22 degrees lower than the North Pole. This naturally affects the living conditions. 400 flowering plant species in the Arctic sayılabilirken, South Pole, even one symptom of the lack of it. However, many animals live in the continent’s coasts and open seas. The penguins, seagulls, seals and whales in cold, but nutrient-rich seas of the South Pole to continue their lives by eating plankton and fish.

International dialing code for Antarctica is +672’.