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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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