About Antarctic

The Antarctic is a large polar region opposite the Arctic. It is comprised of the continent Antarctica.

Antarctica is the site of the South Pole and the large barren area is actually classified as a desert. The land covers an estimated 14 million square kilometres which is 20% of the Southern Hemisphere.

Majority of the area is uninhabited. However the peninsula is home to a large diversity of wildlife including thousands of penguins, whales and seals. 

 

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