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Quote1 Where's the snow? The ice? The polar bears? Or if we'd get really lucky -- Santa's Workshop? Quote2
--Risk


The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. In 2009, it is the parallel of latitude that runs approximately 66° 34′03″ (or 66.56756°) north of the Equator. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is


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The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. In 2009, it is the parallel of latitude that runs approximately 66° 34′03″ (or 66.56756°) north of the Equator. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone. The equivalent Polar circle in the Southern Hemisphere is Antarctica.

The Arctic Circle is also the location of both North Poles, magnetic and geographic, and the Fortress of Solitude.

Points of Interest

  • North Pole
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Superman's Fortress of Solitude
  • Skartaris entrance:
    • Earth-One: The entrance to the lost world of Skartaris originally was a physical passage to the center of the Earth.
    • New Earth: The passage to Skartaris has been retconned to be a dimensional rift.
  • Quality Universe: A lost tropical valley, within a few miles of the magnetic North Pole, under tons of ice, with primitive humans and non-dinosaur giant animals.[1]
  • Quality Universe: Polar City, in a valley under tons of ice, and warmed by hot spring geysers, with mine shafts for gold, silver, and pitchblende. Polar City was destroyed by its own insane ruler.[2]

Residents

  • Santa Claus
  • A few polar bears and seals
  • Earth-Two: Nomadic African Tribe of Pioneers,[3]

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