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Antarctica Transportation 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Antarctica Transportation 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Airports:
23 (2013)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 133
[see also: Airports country ranks ]
[see also: Airports country ranks ]

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 23 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - total country ranks ]
over 3,047 m: 3 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - over 3,047 m country ranks ]
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m country ranks ]
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m country ranks ]
914 to 1,523 m: 8 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m country ranks ]
under 914 m: 6 (2013)
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways country ranks ]
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways country ranks ]

Heliports:
53 (2012)
note: all year-round and seasonal stations operated by National Antarctic Programs stations have some kind of helicopter landing facilities, prepared (helipads) or unprepared
[see also: Heliports country ranks ]
[see also: Heliports country ranks ]

Roadways:
Ports and terminals:
most coastal stations have sparse and intermittent offshore anchorages; a few stations have basic wharf facilities

Transportation - note:
US coastal stations include McMurdo (77 51 S, 166 40 E) and Palmer (64 43 S, 64 03 W); government use only; all ships at port are subject to inspection in accordance with Article 7, Antarctic Treaty; relevant legal instruments and authorization procedures adopted by the states parties to the Antarctic Treaty regulating the Antarctic Treaty area have to be complied with (see "Legal System"); The Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica (HCA), a commission of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), is responsible for hydrographic surveying and nautical charting matters in Antarctic Treaty area; it coordinates and facilitates provision of accurate and appropriate charts and other aids to navigation in support of safety of navigation in region; membership of HCA is open to any IHO Member State whose government has acceded to the Antarctic Treaty and which contributes resources or data to IHO Chart coverage of the area


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Antarctica on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antarctica Transportation 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antarctica Transportation 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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