Antarctica GuideAntarctica is a land of extremes: it is the coldest and driest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation. As the fifth largest continent in the world, Antarctica is also the most Southern, overlying the "South Pole".
Popular in AntarcticaSouth PoleThe South Pole is found where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface in the Southern hemisphere, presently located in the remote, bleak interior of Antarctica. Antarctic PeninsulaThe Antarctic Peninsula is the most-visited region of Antarctica. This northward-reaching extension of the polar continent reaches within 1000 miles of the southernmost tips of Chile and Argentina.
In AntarcticaEast AntarcticaEast Antarctica is a region of Antarctica. Although the term is a bit counterintuitive for a continent straddling the south pole, it refers to the region's location in the "eastern" hemisphere, nearest Australia. Ross SeaThe Ross Sea is a region of Antarctica that lies south of Australia and New Zealand. West AntarcticaWest Antarctica is the region of Antarctica that falls in the Western Hemisphere.
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