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Over the years, there have been several proposals to have an official flag for this continent, in addition to those that each country holds at research stations. The condominium agreed on a single flag in 2002.

This continent is a condominium and is therefore governed by several sovereign powers that have agreed, under the Antarctic Treaty System, to divide the area and use it together without any border delimitation.

The official flag was designed by Graham Bartram and features a white map of the continent in the center of a blue background.

The simplicity of the colors white and blue represents the continent and its surroundings, and also symbolizes the international neutrality of Antarctica. In 2002, most bases on the continent began using this flag alongside with the one of their own countries.

If you want to find out about the time zone in Antarctica, check out our article on this topic: What time zone is used in Antarctica?

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