Question #6944   Submitted by Answiki on 10/16/2022 at 07:47:23 PM UTC

Is there a mnemonic to avoid confusing the Arctic and Antarctica?

Answer   Submitted by Answiki on 10/16/2022 at 07:46:26 PM UTC

The Arctic and Antarctica are located at the two poles of the Earth:

  • The Arctic polar region located at the North Pole.
  • The Antarctica is a continent located at the South Pole.


A mnemonic to avoid confusion is the origin of the word Arctic which comes from the ancient Greek "árktos" and translates as bear: bears are found at the North Pole.


Anti-árktos ("opposite of the bear") corresponds to the South Pole where there are no bears.

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Question by Answiki 10/16/2022 at 07:47:23 PM
Is there a mnemonic to avoid confusing the Arctic and Antarctica?
Question by Answiki 10/16/2022 at 07:47:19 PM
Is there a mnemonic to avoid confusing the Arctic and Antarctic?
Question by Answiki 10/16/2022 at 07:46:52 PM
Is Antarctic at the North or South Pole?
Answer by Answiki on 10/16/2022 at 07:46:26 PM

The Arctic and Antarctica are located at the two poles of the Earth:

  • The Arctic polar region located at the North Pole.
  • The Antarctica is a continent located at the South Pole.


A mnemonic to avoid confusion is the origin of the word Arctic which comes from the ancient Greek "árktos" and translates as bear: bears are found at the North Pole.


Anti-árktos ("opposite of the bear") corresponds to the South Pole where there are no bears.

Answer by Answiki on 10/16/2022 at 07:46:12 PM

The Arctic and Antarctica are located at the two poles of the Earth:

  • The Arctic polar region located at the North Pole.
  • The Antarctic is a continent located at the South Pole.


A mnemonic to avoid confusion is the origin of the word Arctic which comes from the ancient Greek "árktos" and translates as bear: bears are found at the North Pole.


Anti-árktos ("opposite of the bear") corresponds to the South Pole where there are no bears.

Question by Answiki 10/16/2022 at 07:39:35 PM
Is Antarctica at the North or South Pole?
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