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Chilian flag O'Higgins Station / Riquelme Island Chilian flag

Latitude : 63°19 S
Longitude : 57°53 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

General Bernardo O'Higgins Station was established in 1948 on Isabel Riquelme islet and is one of the Antarctic stations with the longest time of continious operation.

The station is operated by the Chilean Army with a permanent staff.

The population in winter season is more or less 15 persons, and the peak of population during the antarctic summer campaign is usually 45.


Credits : Information by Wikipedia. Pictures by Ted J Cohen N4XX (CE9AF) and miscellaneous.
Music : Florent Pagny - C'est Comme Ca - Vuelvo Al Sur / Mercury 2009