Antarctica Facts, Population Count and Statistics (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Antarctica facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. 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 Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 5.4 million square miles (14 million square kilometers)
  • Population Count: ~1,000
  • Top Languages Spoken: Russian, English, French, German, Maori, Norwegian, Oginan, Swedish

Antarctica Time Zone(s):

Time zoneOffset
Argentina TimeUTC -3
Chile Summer TimeUTC -3
Central European Summer TimeUTC +2
Mawson TimeUTC +5
Vostok TimeUTC +6
Davis TimeUTC +7
Casey TimeUTC +8
Dumont-d’Urville TimeUTC +10
New Zealand Daylight TimeUTC +13

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


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Antarctica stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official government tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.