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Countries with Territorial Claims in Antarctica

Seven countries claim a piece of Antarctica. How many can you name?
Note: These claims are not recognized by the international community
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Last updated: July 28, 2016
First submittedOctober 19, 2012
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Countries
Argentina
Australia
Chile
France
New Zealand
Norway
United Kingdom
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level 65
Jul 28, 2016
Bit of a stretch for Norway.
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level 82
Jul 29, 2016
Amundsen.
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level 65
Sep 30, 2016
I don't think its' about Amundsen. Norwegian Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen was the first one to step on that part of the continent, called Queen Maud Land nowadays. Norway also has Bouvet Island close to the coast of Queen Maud Land, which is already fully recognzied as their territory.
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level 38
Sep 30, 2016
wtf norway wtf
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level 47
Aug 5, 2019
I think what Lilylee meant was that Bouvet Island was their territory and Queen Maud Land was disputed
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level 60
Aug 29, 2019
Antarctica will be the last country to declare independence
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level 72
Sep 29, 2016
havent you watched the movie "the thing"? there's norwegians all over the place there
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level 52
Oct 2, 2016
Norway possesses an overseas island territory near Antarctica, and they claim they should own the longitudes of Antarctica that correspond to that island territory.
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level 77
Oct 2, 2016
Norway should probably cede the claimed territory to South Africa.
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level 34
Oct 3, 2016
Why? Why not the UK and France then? What have you got against Norway, who have a greater claim to it then pretty much anyone else.
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level 30
Jun 11, 2018
But no NEW territorial claims on Antarctica count!
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level 73
Sep 5, 2019
^ All claims were new claims at one point
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level 54
Sep 6, 2019
Possums. Then Norway actually have the rights to claim newfoundland, greenland, iceland, all of svalbard, mostly of antarctica, many small islands, and a chunk of labrador. Stfu. Norway could have owned more than uk if the vikings united (even more) against Wessex. We could taste the world.
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level 77
Aug 1, 2016
I'd like a map added to this quiz please.
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level 61
Sep 28, 2016
A map of what?
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level 45
Sep 29, 2016
A map of Never-Never Land what do you think he's on about, Antarctica!
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level 57
Sep 29, 2016
The claims mostly overlap, so it will be hard to fill it in accurately.
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level 55
Sep 29, 2016
Here is a link to the best map of the territorial claims that I have found. The Argentina, Chile, and united Kingdom Claims overlap, but you can work around that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Treaty_System#/media/File:Antarctica.CIA.svg
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level 30
Dec 9, 2017
Here is a quiz for you
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level 59
Aug 1, 2016
There's an unclaimed portion of Antarctica...I wonder who will claim it.
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level 69
Aug 3, 2016
"The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force." - Article 4 of the Antarctic Treaty of 1961. For the purposes of the Treaty all land south of the 60th parallel is considered Antarctica.
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level 26
Sep 29, 2016
Cant believe I forgot New Zealand. AHHHH!
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level 67
Sep 29, 2016
Yet the U.S. has not one but two bases there. Merica!
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level 38
Nov 20, 2018
india has also got 2---------maitri and sangam
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level 62
Sep 29, 2016
I'm a bit salty, as I made this IDENTICAL quiz three months before this was made, yet this quiz is featured and mine wasn't. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/125460/territorial-claims-in-antarctica
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level 23
Sep 5, 2019
Are you crazy? This quiz was published in 2012
Yours was published in 2016.
Even if you talk about the last update of this quiz and the publishing of your quiz
STILL the last update of this quiz was made 6 months before publishing of your quiz
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT
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level 58
Sep 30, 2016
still laugh, as a Brit, why on earth the uk thinks it has a claim but hey such arguments are not for this site....
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level 57
Sep 5, 2019
Because they have a claim, that's why. It's called the British Antarctic Territory, and is inhabited by the staff of research and support stations operated and maintained by the British Antarctic Survey.
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level 67
Sep 5, 2019
It's partly a historical claim, and partly one based on the fact that they possess multiple territories in the South Atlantic (e.g. The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands).
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level 44
Jun 8, 2019
Surprised Russia, Brazil, and America haven't made claims on Marie Byrd Land yet.
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level 46
Sep 5, 2019
Once you add in the underwater continent of Zealandia and Antarctica, New Zealand is quite a huge country.
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level 67
Sep 5, 2019
I love that, despite this, and the fact that multiple claims overlap, there's still a giant unclaimed piece of territory.
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level 77
Sep 5, 2019
Nobody wants to deal with the inevitable penguin insurgency.
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level 58
Sep 5, 2019
How did my greedy country miss out on that? (USA)
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level 62
Sep 5, 2019
Well, that was the shortest quiz ever, just a few seconds.
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level 43
Sep 6, 2019
Proud my country having the biggest claim! (Australia) Although France's claim kinda cuts it in 2.