The North Pole is the point that is the furthest north on the globe. It’s on the opposite side of the South Pole.
The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. There is no land at the North Pole but when the ocean freezes you can stand on the ice.
The North Pole doesn’t belong to any country but they say that Santa Claus lives there with his helper elves.
Who lives in the North Pole?
Many animals live around the North Pole and in the Arctic Ocean.
There are polar bears, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, narwhals and whales, but no penguins! Penguins live in the South Pole.
In summer, the temperature at the North Pole is 0ºC but in winter it can drop to -34ºC. The weather makes it a very hard place for people to live.
People do not live at the North Pole but there are native tribes that live in lands nearby, like the Inuit tribes that live in Alaska and Northern Canada.
Did you know?
- When you are standing on the North Pole, any direction you point is South.
- The North Pole has 6 months of daylight and 6 months of night.
- July is the warmest month in the North Pole.