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What continent is South Pole?
The South Pole is located on Antarctica, one of the Earth’s seven continents. Although land at the South Pole is only about a hundred meters above sea level, the ice sheet above it is roughly 2,700 meters (9,000 feet) thick.
What country is closest to the South Pole?
The nearest countries to Antarctica are South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina. On Antarctica there are no cities or villages, 98% of the continent is covered by ice.
What continents are the North and South Pole?
There are two North Poles Unlike the South Pole, which lies over the continent of Antarctica, there is no land beneath the North Pole but more of a floating Arctic ice sheet that expands during colder months and shrinks to half its size in the summer.
Is the north or South Pole located on a continent?
The North Pole is on the sea ice in the Arctic and not on any continent. Unlike Antarctica which is considered to be a continent, the Arctic is not a continent. A continent is any of the earth’s continuous expanse of land mass, and the Arctic is just an ice sheet floating on the Arctic Ocean.
Can you live in the South Pole?
No-one lives in Antarctica indefinitely in the way that they do in the rest of the world. It has no commercial industries, no towns or cities, no permanent residents. The only “settlements” with longer term residents (who stay for some months or a year, maybe two) are scientific bases.
Does anyone live in South Pole?
Can people live in Antarctica?
Although there are no native Antarcticans and no permanent residents or citizens of Antarctica, many people do live in Antarctica each year.
Why can’t we go to the Antarctic?
Antarctica is the only continent on Earth without a native human population. Since no country owns Antarctica, no visa is required to travel there.
Why do planes not fly over Antarctica?
The polar regions have special navigation concerns in the form of the magnetic fields which permeate them. These can make it difficult for planes to navigate because the polar areas interfere with magnetic navigational tools.
Is there a Mcdonalds in Antarctica?
There are over 36,000 McDonald’s locations all over the planet, and the chain is on every continent except Antarctica.
Is there WIFI in Antarctica?
Yes, however internet access is limited at each USAP site. The satellite infrastructure used to provide off-continent communications in Antarctica is limited….Vessels.
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