I know Bouvet Island is quite south. Is there anything southern than that?

  • $\begingroup$ Because Earth Science is mostly about physical processes, and treaties aren't physical processes, I wonder if Politics might be better equipped to answer this question? $\endgroup$
    – Nic
    Aug 20, 2021 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ Good point, next time I'll have a question like this, I'll try there! :) $\endgroup$
    – zabop
    Aug 21, 2021 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ One could argue that knowing what is covered by the Antarctic Treaty is good information for Earth scientists, but yes that is not science per se. $\endgroup$ Aug 21, 2021 at 11:33

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The Antarctic Treaty covers all areas greater than 60° south latitude. A look at a standard globe reveals that the South Sandwich Islands form a chain that nearly reaches but does not cross this parallel. These islands are under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.

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From https://ian.macky.net/pat/map/gs/gs.html


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