Antarctica Bank Swift Code and BIC Code
What is Antarctica SWIFT Code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.
These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks in the Antarctica.
The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;
AAAA AQ CC DDD
- The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
- The next 2 characters ("AQ") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
- The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
- The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.
Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. It’s known for the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum. The peninsula’s isolated terrain also shelters rich wildlife, including many penguins.
Various languages are spoken on the continent of Antarctica, most of which are non-native, brought from Europe or the Americas by colonizers; though the Native Antarctic indigenous languages are still spoken widely in the mostly native-populated country of Ognia.
The most-spoken language of Antarctica is Russian, which is an official language of Bellinsgauzenia, New Devon, and Ognia. English is the most widespread language, officially spoken in the Balleny Islands, Eduarda, New Devon, New South Greenland, and the Ross Dependency. The continent's other major languages include German in New Swabia, French in Kerguelen, Norwegian and Swedish in Midland, and Spanish in New South Greenland.
The Free Territory of the South Pole officially recognizes all languages, though English and Russian are by far the most common languages in this area.