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Number of Glaciers in the World

How many glaciers are there in the world?

101,411.

There are a total of 101,411 identified glaciers in the world as of December 2009. This is based on data from the World Glacier Inventory maintained by the University of Colorado’â„¢s National Snow and Ice Data Center. 10% of the Earth is covered with glaciers, which store 75% of the world’â„¢s freshwater.

This fact is verified on : April 10, 2010.





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