Antarctica 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 destinations: Antarctic Peninsula
, Villa Las Estrellas
and Macquarie Island
The 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.
The Ross Sea is a region of Antarctica that lies south of Australia and New Zealand.
East 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.
West Antarctica is the region of Antarctica that falls in the Western Hemisphere.
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