The South Pole is the point that is the furthest south on the globe. It’s on the opposite side of the North Pole. It is located high up on a mountainous continent called Antarctica. It’s very difficult to get there. 

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Both the North and South Pole are very cold and icy but the South Pole is much colder than the North Pole. The South Pole is very windy and has a desert climate.


Who lives in the South Pole?

Because the South Pole only has one sunset and one sunrise a year, it’s not an easy place to live. Nothing lives at the South Pole but there are animals that live on the land and in the waters nearby. Seals, whales and penguins live in the Antarctic Ocean.

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Did you know?

  • From the South Pole, any direction you point is North.
  • The South Pole has 6 months of light and 6 months of night.