Antarctica

Antarctica: An icy adventure

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Antarctica: An icy adventure

The Monkey has not been to Antarctica yet! He’s about $3500 short of the fare, although he hears the Chilean Navy runs an icebreaking supply ship with bargain rates on spartan accommodations. Maybe he can stowaway…


Preparing for the cold
The Monkey is gearing up for a possible visit to Antarctica. Part of his regimen involves wearing woolen gloves and sleeping in the icebox.



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Antarctica

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Population:

Between 1,000 and 4,000 resident researchers and support staff, depending on the season (2007)

Land area:

14,000,000 sq. km.

Capital:

None; the territory is jointly run by 28 nation-states under the Antarctic Treaty.

Economy:

Economic statistics for Antarctica are unavailable.

Main language(s):

N/A

Monkey's name:

The Monkey

Fun fact:

Antarctica and Libya share the honors for the most airports with unpaved runways over 3,047 meters in length. They each have five. You heard it here first (hopefully).



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