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Antarctica is the continent located literally at the bottom of the bottom of the world. The weather are is extremely cold. Antarctica is almost completely covered by ice and snow for much of the year. Very few people live are except in the small towns of McMurdo and Palmer on the seashore. There is the science station at the South Pole where experiments are conducted relating mostly to weather and space exploration.

Antarctica is the only continent without any countries on it. By international treaty, none of the land in Antarctica really belongs to any country.

There are very few plants in Antarctica; the only large air-breathing animals are penguins, seals, and whales.

Antarctica is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean, but in more recent times the seas close by around it have been referred to collectively as the Southern Ocean. The nearest other continent is South America.

Continents of the World
Asia | Africa | North America | Central America | South America | Antarctica | Europe | Eurasia | Eurafrasia | Australia
(The Pacific Islands are not part of any continent, but sometimes they are grouped with Australia as Oceania)