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

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
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  • 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