Antarctica Countries

Official Claims of Territories in Antarctica

Territory in AntarcticaStatusClaimantDateCapitalCurrencyDialing CodePopulationClaim limitsArea
Argentine Antarctica
[ i ]
Department of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands ProvinceArgentina1942Handled by the province of Tierra del Fuego, whose capital is Ushuaia. 0054 + 02901 Esperanza and Marambio Stations: 0054 + 02964469 (2010 Census)25°W to 74°WTotal: 1,461,597 km2 (564,326 sq mi), Land: 965,597 km2 (372,819 sq mi)
Australian Antarctic Territory
[ i ]
External dependent territory of AustraliaAustralia1933Davis StationAustralian Dollar+672 1xless than 1,000160°E to 142°2'E, 136°11'E to 44°38'E5,896,500 km2 2,276,651 sq mi
Chilean Antarctic Territory [ i ]Commune of Antártica ChilenaChile1940Villa Las EstrellasChilean Peso56 + 61115 (2012 Census)53°W to 90°W1,250,257 km2 (482,727 sq mi)
Adélie Land [ i ]District of the French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrance1924Dumont d'Urville StationaEuro+262 262 00 233 (winter), 80 (summer)142°2'E to 136°11'E432,000 km2 (166,796 sq mi)
Ross Dependency [ i ]Dependency of New ZealandNew Zealand1923Scott BaseNew Zealand Dollar+64 240910-80 (Scott Base) 200-1,000 (McMurdo Station) 85-200 (South Pole Station) 0-90 (Zucchelli Station)150°W to 160°E450,000 km2 (174,000 sq mi)
Queen Maud Land [ i ]Dependency of NorwayNorway1939OsloNorwegian krone maximum average of 40, Six are occupied year-round44°38'E to 20°W2,700,000 km2 (1,042,476 sq mi)
Peter I Island [ i ]Dependency of NorwayNorway1929 Norwegian krone uninhabited68°50'S 90°35'W154 km2 (59 sq mi)
British Antarctic Territory [ i ]Overseas territory of the United KingdomUnited Kingdom1908Halley BasePound sterling 250 (summer)20°W to 80°W1,709,400 km2 (660,000 sq mi)

Overlapping Claims in Antarctica

ClaimantsClaim Limits
Argentina, United Kingdom25°W to 53°W
Argentina, Chile, United Kingdom53°W to 74°W
Chile, United Kingdom74°W to 80°W

Unclaimed Territory in Antarctica

RegionUnclaimed limitsCurrencyPopulationArea
Marie Byrd Land90°W to 150°WPenguino20 to 30 People1,610,000 km2 (620,000 sq mi)