Top 30 Incredible Facts You’ve Never Heard About Antarctica (9)
  1. Until 1820


Antarctica was only known as a group of islands until 1820, and nobody ever knew of its existence until the Norwegian expedition team set foot here.

  1. Tallest point


The tallest point on the continent of Antarctica is the Vinson Massif, which stands at a whopping 16362 feet above sea level.

  1. Treaty


During December 1, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by around 12 countries to leave the continent to do its research activities peacefully. Close to 40 countries is part of this treaty now.

  1. Claim


The unspoiled beauty of Antarctica is too hard to resist, which is why countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK, Chile, Argentina, France and Norway) have stated that the continent belongs to their respective territories.

  1. No military


The continent of Antarctica doesn’t allow military activities of any sort because it wants its natural resources to be protected in the best way possible.

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