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Antarctica Trivia | 60 facts about the icy continent

Antarctica Trivia | 60 facts about the icy continent

At 14,200,000 square kilometres (5,500,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. It measures some 197,000 square miles (510,680 square kilometers), or 3.7 percent of the total area of Antarctica. During that period, geographers had to make do with clumsy phrases such as “the Antarctic Continent”. A rift that could rival the Grand Canyon was discovered beneath the Antarctic ice during an expedition conducted during 2009-2010. A rift that could rival the Grand Canyon was discovered beneath the Antarctic ice during an expedition conducted during 2009-2010.

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