(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

There's a new country claiming sole ownership of the North Pole.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports: 

Move over Santa Claus -- Denmark is laying claim to the North Pole.

A 12-year survey project has concluded that an underwater mountain range -- running north of Siberia -- is a geological extension of Greenland -- the autonomous territory already controlled by the Danes.

As a result, they say 556,000 square miles of the North Pole belongs to them -- an area about 20-times the size of Denmark. Five nations now lay claim to that territory, but Denmark is now the first country to declare outright ownership of the North Pole.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.