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Chilian flag Videla Station / Antarctica Chilian flag

Latitude : 64°49 S
Longitude : 62°52 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

Gabriel Gonzales Videla Station, on the Antarctic mainland's Paradise Bay (Danco Coast), is named after Chilean President Gabriel González Videla, who in the 1940s became the first chief of state of any nation to visit Antarctica.

The station was active from 1951-1958, and was reopened briefly in the early 1980s. It is now an "inactive" station, with fuel and supplies in storage in the buildings for emergency use, or in case the station were to be reactivated in the future. Occasional summer visits are made by Chilean parties and tourists.

On the north edge of the station there is a sign identifying Waterboat Point as an official historic site under the Antarctic Treaty. This was the place where the smallest ever wintering-over party (two men) spent a year and a day in 1921-1922.


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