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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Countries
Argentina
Australia
Chile
France
Countries
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 81
Jul 29, 2016
Amundsen.
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Level 70
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 42
Sep 30, 2016
wtf norway wtf
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Level 58
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 65
Aug 29, 2019
Antarctica will be the last country to declare independence
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Level 45
Jul 21, 2021
Nah, Antarctica is a continent and there are probably a few more territory will independent as well, so we don't know.
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Level 48
Aug 13, 2021
I got it because I have seen The Thing.
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Level 69
Nov 24, 2021
Is it to do with them wanting to do their whaling around there...?
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Level 62
Nov 24, 2021
We don't whale down there any more. Something about aliens or something.
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Level 78
Sep 29, 2016
havent you watched the movie "the thing"? there's norwegians all over the place there
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Level 57
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 83
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 75
Sep 5, 2019
^ All claims were new claims at one point
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Level 28
Feb 10, 2020
Norway shouldn't really cede territory to anyone, and if they wanted to do so, it would be more fitting to cede it to either the US or Russia, who bouth have reserved the right to claim Antartic territory, not that it really matters as it isn't territory in its full meaning if you know what I mean.
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Level 61
Apr 1, 2020
Norway already owns Svaldbard
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Level 55
Sep 27, 2020
Nei! Nei! Nei! Ikke norge, ikke storbrittania.

Nei, jeg er ikke norsk.

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Level 47
Jul 11, 2020
Norway also has Peter I Island.
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2016
I'd like a map added to this quiz please.
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2016
A map of what?
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Level 63
Sep 29, 2016
A map of Never-Never Land what do you think he's on about, Antarctica!
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Level 63
Sep 29, 2016
The claims mostly overlap, so it will be hard to fill it in accurately.
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Level 52
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 28
Dec 13, 2019
I saw your comment (probably too late) and you gave me an idea, here it is : https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1262636/countries-which-claim-antarcticas-land , enjoy it!
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Level 62
Aug 1, 2016
There's an unclaimed portion of Antarctica...I wonder who will claim it.
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Level 78
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 69
Sep 29, 2016
Yet the U.S. has not one but two bases there. Merica!
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Level 40
Nov 20, 2018
india has also got 2---------maitri and sangam
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Level 36
Nov 25, 2021
You can have facilities operating there without claiming the areas as your own tho, since they are mostly there for scientific purposes.
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Level 63
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 28
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 62
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 74
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 75
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 48
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 75
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 83
Sep 5, 2019
Nobody wants to deal with the inevitable penguin insurgency.
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2019
How did my greedy country miss out on that? (USA)
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Level 66
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.

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Level 55
Sep 30, 2021
Why proud?
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Level 60
Dec 29, 2019
7 seconds, maybe 90 is a bit much
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Level 20
Jul 2, 2020
The easiest quiz i ever done
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Level 44
Nov 4, 2020
done in 17 seconds. Im not a fast typer so this is good.
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2021
Did you know you could draw a straight line from Norway to Antarctica ?
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Level 74
May 2, 2021
They may not be recognised by the wider international community, but the territorial claims of the UK, France, Norway, Australia and New Zealand on Antarctica are mutually recognised by the five countries.
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Level 78
Aug 15, 2021
Though all are parties to the Antarctic Treaty System, rendering such claims effectively meaningless.
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Level 45
Nov 24, 2021
Hey mate. I think you copied my quiz
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Level 69
Nov 24, 2021
This quiz is from 2012, 8 years before you joined Jetpunk...
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Level 36
Nov 24, 2021
Norway is the only one I missed
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Level 48
Nov 24, 2021
I only got it because of the film ‘The Thing’
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Level 50
Nov 24, 2021
0:08 first try. Pretty proud of myself!