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Demographics of Antarctica





Antarctica population mainly consists of the researchers and the scientists, who are constantly engaged in carrying out various experiments all through the year. The Antarctica population reveals that there are no permanent residents in this continent. The number of people carrying out different experiments in this continent varies between 1000 and 4000. During the summer season the number reaches to 4000 and in the winter it comes down to 1000.

The first semi permanent population of Antarctica region was the British and the Americans who did spent more than a year in South Georgia. The era for the whale hunters lasted till 1966. During that period the population during summer time used to be around 1000 and during winter it came down to 200. The whale hunters were mainly the British and the Norwegians.


The noted settlements were Husvik, Prince Olav Harbour, King Edward Point, Grytviken, Stromness, Ocean Harbour, Godthul and few others.

A first member of Antarctic region can be given to a Norwegian girl named Solveig Gunbjorg Jacobsen born in Grytviken on 8th October 1913. Rmilio Marcos Palma was the first individual to be born on Antarctic mainland at Base Esperanza. Juan Pablo Camacho was born on 1984 at Eduardo Frei Montalva Station. He was the first person of Chilean origin to be born in Antarctica.




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