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- Created 2012-02-18
(ˈɑrktɪk or ˈɑrtɪk) is a
located at the northernmost part of the
. The Arctic consists of the
and parts of
. The Arctic region consists of a vast,
ocean, surrounded by treeless
. The area can be defined as north of the
(66° 33'N), the approximate limit of the
. Alternatively, it can be defined as the region where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C; the northernmost
roughly follows the
at the boundary of this region.
Socially and politically, the Arctic region includes the northern territories of the eight Arctic states, although by
definitions much of this territory is considered
. The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth's ecosystems. The cultures in the region and the Arctic
have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. In recent years the extent of the sea ice has declined. Life in the Arctic includes organisms living in the ice,
, fish and
s, birds, land animals, plants and human societies.
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