Antarctica Facts – Interesting Facts About Antarctica

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Antarctica Facts

Vinson Massif is the highest point on Antarctica at 16,362 feet or 4,987 meters.

About 30 countries operate more than 80 research stations around the continent.

The most abundant land animal on Antarctica is tiny nematode worm.

Only three species of flowering plants are found on Antarctica.

No non-native species are allowed to be taken to Antarctica since 1994.

Antarctica has such cold air that water vapor condense out of the air and form tiny ice crystals that then fall to the ground. When sun’s ray’s glint off the crystals, a phenomenon called diamond dust occurs.

There is a fire department in Antarctica.

Lake Vostok is the largest lake in Antarctica.

There is a bar in Antarctica.

Antarctica was once a part of the supercontinent Gondwana, more than 170 million years ago.