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States of the Federated States of Antarctica
The Federated States of Antarctica is comprised of seven states and one federal district.
|Flag||State/Territory name||Postal||Type||Capital||Claimed area||Total area||Provisional Governor|
|Alyeska||AY||State||Hillcrest||4,183||24,000||David Powell (Acting)|
|Amundsen||AM||State||Amundsen City||3,431||400,000||Aaron Mantell|
|East Antarctica||EA||State||Amery||3,093||2,100,000||Devon Moore|
|Victoria Land||VL||State||Darwin||1,341||600,000||Kyle Seddon|
Etymology of the States
|State name||Language of origin||Word of origin||Meaning and Notes|
|Alyeska||Aleut||"Object towards which the action of the sea is directed".|
|Amundsen||English, Norwegian||Named after Roald Amundsen (the first man to reach the south pole).|
|East Antarctica||English, Latin||East Antarctica (land opposite the Arctic).|
|New Swabia||German||Schwabenland via Neuschwabenland||Calque of Neuschwabenland, which in turn was named after Swabia (Schwabenland).|
|Palmer Land||English||Named after Palmer Land, which was named after Nathaniel Palmer|
|Polaria||Latin||"Land of the pole"|
|Victoria Land||English||Victoria||Named after Victoria Land, which gained its name from Queen Victoria|