The frozen continent

The frozen continent

An amazing place so empty but so powerful and , Antarctica the fifth largest and the only continent without a permanent human population.

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 Facts and figures:

 size, 11.9 million sq km: 4.59 million sq miles

 Size of the Southern Ocean: 36 million sq km 13.9 million miles

 Average thickness of Antarctic ice sheet: 2300 m (7546 ft)

 Maximum thickness of ice: 4776 m (15670 ft)

Highest mountain, Vinson Massif: 4897 m (16066 ft)

lowest recorded temperature: – 89 C (-128.2 F)

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 Travel and experience

Published: April 11, 2014 || Related to: Antarctica | Destinations |