Number of Glaciers in the World

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How many glaciers are there in the world?


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.

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