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Antarctica Facts

Antarctica is a desert because the amount of snow and rainfall is extremely low.

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth occurred at Vostok, Antarctica. The temperature dropped to -89.2 degrees Celsius.

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Few places in Antarctica had no rain or snowfall in the last one million years.

Antarctica has no time zone of its own.

There are volcanoes in Antarctica that eject ice crystals.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on the planet.

14.5 degrees Celsius is the highest temperature recorded in Antarctica.

There are no reptiles on the continent of Antarctica.

The Belgica Antarctica is the only insect native to Antarctica.


Antarctica holds more than 90 percent of the Earth’s fresh water in the form of the ice sheet. 

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