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Where are Earth’s glaciers located?

Glaciers exist on every continent except Australia. Approximate distribution is:

  • 91% in Antarctica
  • 8% in Greenland
  • Less than 0.5% in North America (about 0.1% in Alaska)
  • 0.2% in Asia
  • Less than 0.1% are in South America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and Indonesia.