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Often described as a continent of superlatives, Antarctica is the world’s southernmost continent. It is also the world’s highest, driest, windiest, coldest, and iciest continent. It is about 5.5 million square miles (14.2 million square km) in size, and thick ice covers about 98 percent of the land. The continent is divided into East (which is largely composed of a high ice-covered plateau) and West (which is largely an ice sheet covering an archipelago of mountainous islands). East is larger than West and they separated by the Transantarctic Mountains.

Iceberg in the waters off Antarctica

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