Interesting Antarctica Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

Antarctica Statistics and Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Antarctica statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Antarctica Statistics and Facts

Antarctica Facts

  • Location: Antarctica on Google Maps
  • Continental Area: 5.4 million square miles (14 million square kilometers)
  • Time Zone(s):
Time zone Offset
Argentina Time UTC -3
Chile Summer Time UTC -3
Central European Summer Time UTC +2
Mawson Time UTC +5
Vostok Time UTC +6
Davis Time UTC +7
Casey Time UTC +8
Dumont-d’Urville Time UTC +10
New Zealand Daylight Time UTC +13
  • Population: ~1,000
  • Top Languages Spoken: Russian, English, French, German, Maori, Norwegian, Oginan, Swedish

Antarctica Statistics

Number of recognized countries in Antarctica:


When did Antarctica first get ice glaciers:

350 million years ago

When did Antarctica permanently freeze:

15 million years ago