Antargis

Antargis
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Area17,800,000 km2 (6,900,000 sq mi)
Population100 to 300 (seasonal)
Population density<0,000017 per km²
DemonymAntargan / Antargic
Countriesnone
LanguagesList of languages
Time zonesUTC+12 to UTC-12

Antargis is Eurth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antargic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antargic Circle, and is surrounded by the Antargic Ocean. It is Eurth's only continent without a native population. Antargis is a de facto condominium, governed by parties to the Antargic Regulation Treaty of Human Activities that have consulting status. Seven countries signed the ARTHA in 2017. Ongoing experiments are conducted by scientists from the ISTC.

Etymology

Antargis means "opposite of Argis" in Aroman. And Argis means "white" in Proto-Europan.

History

The existence of a southern continent was theorised in the 18th Century because of vast quantity of icebergs coming from the south pole area. Antargis was only first sighted in $181x by $Person while passing through the $Name Strait south of Aurelia. But eumanity didn't set foot upon the continent until $188x when an intentional expedition by $nation explorers reached the $location.

Geography

Odalie Penguins on an iceberg near Antargis.

The continent encompasses the South Pole. Much of Antargis is a polar desert, Interestingly, a peninsula of the continent is warm enough to be inhabited year-round. The rest of the continent is divided among several powers, with a portion of it being an international zone where any state can build research facilities. Stationing military forces on the continent is prohibited by international treaty.