What is the population of Antarctica?
There are no native peoples or permanent population on
Antarctica, only scientists and people who work there temporarily
in support of research about the health of planet earth. This does
include some military members that support the research stations,
especially in logistics. All temporary residents are employed by
governments or international scientific agencies. All humans live
on research stations.
The number during the isolated winter months may be as high as 1,000, and can increase during the active, accessible summer months to about 4,500. As many as 70,000 expedition tourists visited Antarctica in 2009, mostly by sea during the summer -- late November to mid-February.
There is no permanent or native population on Antarctica.
Everyone who is there temporarily works for a government answering
questions about the scientific health of planet earth. The
temporarily population varies between 1,000 and about 4,500 souls
depending on the season.
The continent of Antarctica covers 5,400,000 square miles or 14,000,000 square kilometers. As of 2014, there are no permanent residents living in Antarctica. Approximately 98 percent of Antarctica is covered by ice.
For one, Antarctica is a continent. America is a country. America is located north of Antarctica, on the continent of north America. Antarctica is made completely of ice. America is land! The population is also a big difference. America's population is a couple million. Antarctica's population is dead zero. ( besides all the cute animals! )