Wikipedia contributors. 2007. List of Antarctic territorial claims. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed 24 January 2007.
Background: The Antarctic Treaty prohibits new claims from being made after 1961 as well as the expansion of existing claims, but does not suspend preexisting claims. In general, territorial claims below the 60°S parallel have only been recognized between those countries making claims in the area. Though claims are often indicated on maps of Antarctica, this does not signify de jure recognition.