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Quick Antarctica information:
About: World’s 5th largest continent covering 5,500,000 sq. miles (14,200,000 sq. km)
Population: 1,000 (in winter) to 5,000 (in summer), depending on the number of researchers living in Antarctica at any given time
Percentage of land covered by ice: 98%
Which country owns Antarctica? None; it’s governed internationally through the Antarctic Treaty
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Penguins mate and give birth, Weddell seal pups sun themselves on the ice, and whales cavort in the icy waters. This is cruising Antarctica!