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Antarctica

Continent
Map of Antarctica
Status Continent
History
December 1, 1959Antarctic Treaty
Area14,000,000 km²
Population1,000
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Antarctica is a continent in the southern hemisphere. All territorial claims south of the 60°S latitude are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty (|). The Antarctic Nations are the original twelve signatories of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. Countries which had made territorial claims prior to the establishment of the Antarctic Treaty, maintain a measure of administration within their claim areas. However enforceable jurisdiction within these areas extends only to their own nationals, and all of Antarctica remains a scientific preserve set aside to uphold the freedom of scientific investigation.

Antarctic Nations


Territories Edit


Continents
Africa (NorthernWesternMiddleEasternSouthern) • Americas (NorthCaribbeanCentralSouth) • Antarctica
Asia (SouthwestSouthCentralSoutheastEast) • Europe (NorthernWesternEasternSouthern) • Oceania (AustralasiaMelanesiaMicronesiaPolynesia)

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