Pray for the Kerguelen IslandsThe Kerguelen Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean.Pray for the Kerguelen Islands by SeekHim
They are located north of Antarctica and southeast of southern Africa.
Grande Terre is the main island and surrounded by 300 smaller islands and islets.
The islands are part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory:
Adélie Land (Antarctica)
Saint Paul Island
The village of Port-aux-Français is the capital of both the island and of the territory.
The population is 45-100.
The islands are also called the Desolation Islands.
They are among the most isolated places on Earth.
In 1874–1875, British, German and U.S. expeditions visited Kerguelen to observe
the transit of Venus.
The islands were discovered by French navigator, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec,
in 1772 and claimed for France.
After that there were a number of expeditions to the islands including by
Captain James Cook.
After their discovery, the islands was regularl
Pray for AntarcticaAntarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.Pray for Antarctica by SeekHim
It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere and is surrounded
by the Southern Ocean.
There isn't a permanent human population.
Several governments maintain permanent manned research stations.
The population varies from 4,000 in the summer to 1,000 in winter.
The U.S. run McMurdo Station is the largest station.
It has summer population of about 1200 residents.
The name Antarctica means ‘Opposite to the Arctic’ or ‘Opposite to the North’.
Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in area and nearly twice the size of Australia.
About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice.
Antarctica contains the geographic South Pole.
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on earth.
Temperatures in Antarctica have reached −89 °C (−129 °F).
Several countries have made official claims to territories in Antarctica.
Pray for the Chatham IslandsThe Chatham Islands are a group of 10 islands in the Pacific Ocean.Pray for the Chatham Islands by SeekHim
They are located about 420 miles southeast of New Zealand.
The two largest islands are Chatham Island and Pitt Island.
The islands are part of New Zealand.
Waitangi is the capital.
The population is about 600
The name ‘Chatham’ comes from the ship HMS Chatham of the Vancouver Expedition,
which discovered the island.
Thomas Pitt was a member of the expedition and a relative of the Captain.
1.1% Pacific peoples
The islands were originally settled by Maori groups in 1500.
Due to their isolation they developed their own distinct culture and became the Moriori.
In 1791 the British discovered the islands.
Sealers and whalers began using the islands as a base.
10-20% of the Moriori soon died from diseases introduced by them.
Sealing and whaling stopped after 1861 but fishing remained a major activity.
On neighboring New Zealand th