Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, overlying the South Pole. It is situated in the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.4 million km² (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Some 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice, which averages at least 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) in thickness.
Points of Interest
- Antarctic Circle
- The Antarctic Circle is one of the five major circles (or parallels) of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. The area south of the Antarctic Circle is known as the Antarctic, and the zone immediately to the north is called the Southern Temperate Zone.
- Glacier Point
- In the 30th century, Glacier Point is the Earth's only minimum-security prison. Located in Antarctica, it utilizes geo-thermal energy to tap the mineral resources of the continent's frozen environment. 
- Southern Ocean
- The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean. It has also been known as the Great Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean and the South Polar Ocean.
- Garden of Eden
- What became known as Antarctica was once the biblical Garden of Eden, and home to the Parliament of Trees. After the dawn of man, a war between The Green and The Grey caused an ice-age to occur, freezing the garden over, and forcing the Parliament to relocate to Brazil. Eons later, Swamp Thing discovered the ruins of the Garden in Antarctica. 
- Justice League Antarctica
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