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Are there countries in Antarctica?

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03/09/2016

No, there are only about 60 temporary research centers for scientists. The nations of the world agreed that it would not belong to any country, but would be open for use and research by all.

Seven countries, however, still have outstanding claims on various Antarctic areas: Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, France, and the UK. Many of these claims overlap each other.

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The Antarctic Treaty governs all land south of 60 degrees S, which includes the Antarctic continent. The treaty was signed by governments representing 80% of the earth's population. These governments are free to establish research stations with the sole purpose of studying the health of planet earth.