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Antarctica is extremely cold, particularly in the winter where the temperature can reach -70 degrees. It is often referred to as the South Pole. It has no permanent human population but has a variety of animals living there that can stand the freezing temperatures.


Español: Mapamundi mostrando la ubicación de la Antártida.

World map depicting Antarctica; map adapted from PDF world map at CIA World Fact Book.

Updated March 31, 2006 to remove green above 60°S line.


Public domain This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the United States Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

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