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Antarctica Your State
Land area (square miles) 5,100,000
Average temp. (°C) -50°C
Average rainfall 2-4 inches estimated
Average altitude 14,000 feet (rocks, snow, and ice)
Government International Treaty
Population size Visiting scientists (less than 4,000)
Common life forms Seals, whales, penguins, moss
Natural Resources Almost none, a little whaling
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