geographical name body of land around the South Pole; a plateau covered by a great ice cap & mountain peaks area about 5,500,000 square miles (14,300,000 square kilometers), divided into West Antarctica (including Antarctic Peninsula) & East Antarctica by Transantarctic Mountains

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