Antarctica Facts – Interesting Facts About Antarctica

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Facts About Antarctica for Kids

Most of Antarctica is covered in ice, with only less than 1% being permanently ice free.

Australia claims to own the largest territory in Antarctica, that is approximately 5.8 million sq km or 2.2 million sq mi.

Antarctica lies almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle.

The continent was first spotted in 1820.

A waterfall in Antarctica runs red as blood.

The largest desert in the world is Antarctica.

The coldest, highest, driest, windiest continent on Earth is Antarctica.

The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica, where temperatures can drop below -93.2 degree Celsius or -133 degree Fahrenheit.

The highest temperature recorded in Antarctic is 58.2 degree Fahrenheit or 14.5 degree Celsius.

Antarctica provides 70% of the planet’s fresh water and 90% of the freshwater ice.