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Australian Antarctic Territory

Australian Antarctic Territory
General information
Common namethe Australian Antarctic Territory
NameAustralian Antarctic Territory
Capitalnot applicable
Largest cityresearch station
GovernmentTerritory of Australia
Governor-GeneralQuentin Bryce1
Total Area2276049 sq mi (5896500 km2)
Population Est.less than 1,000
Other information
Calling code672

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The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is a part of Antarctica. It was claimed by the United Kingdom and placed under the authority of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1933. It is the largest territory of Antarctica claimed by any nation. Since the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961, Article 1 of which states "The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force", most countries do not recognise territorial claims in Antarctica.

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