25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of

Posted by , Updated on August 15, 2015

Did you know that there is more than one north pole? How about that 30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole. If you think that’s fascinating, get ready to learn about the top of the world (or the bottom depending on your perspective). These are 25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of!

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Back to the North Pole, you probably already know this but unlike the South Pole, there is no land. It is just an ocean with ice on the surface

Back to the North Pole, you probably already know this but unlike the South Pole, there is no land. It is just an ocean with ice on the surfaceSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The ice is several meters thick in most places

The ice is several meters thick in most placesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

The nearest land is usually said to be Kaffeklubben Island off the north coast of Greenland about 700km (430 miles) away

The nearest land is usually said to be Kaffeklubben Island off the north coast of Greenland about 700km (430 miles) awaySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The nearest permanently inhabited place is Alert, Canada which is about 800 km (500 miles) from the pole

he nearest permanently inhabited place is Alert, Canada which is about 800 km (500 miles) from the poleSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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If you are standing exactly on the Geographic North Pole then no matter which way you move, you’ll be heading south

If you are standing exactly on the Geographic North Pole then no matter which way you move, you’ll be heading southSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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