Antarctica Facts – Interesting Facts About Antarctica

Interesting Facts About Antarctica

There are some parts in Antarctica that had no rain or snow since 2 million years.

Antarctica is 1.3 times the size of Europe.

The ice sheet of Antarctica is dating back to some 40 million years ago.

300 lakes are beneath Antarctica that is kept from freezing by the warmth of Earth’s core.

Husky dogs are banned in Antarctica from 1994.

Antarctica was once as warm as the modern day California.

The largest iceberg measured is bigger than Antarctica that is nearly 4,200 sq mi or 11,000 sq km. In 2011, it broke away from Antarctica.

The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile or 1.6 km.

Winds can reach the speed of 200 mph or 320 km/hr in some places in Antarctica.

Antarctica is 1.5 times as large as the U.S.