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Spanish flag Gabriel de Castilla Station / Deception Island Spanish flag

Latitude : 62°58 S
Longitude : 60°41 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

The Spanish Antarctic Station on Deception Island is called "Gabriel De Castilla" was originally opened in 1988 as a refuge (with a single building) but it was upgraded to full station status during the 1998/99 Austral season.
It is situated at the foot of an active volcano with volcanism being one of the main studies.

It has accommodation for 16 persons and is administered by the Spanish military as opposed to the other Spanish Station (Juan Carlos 1) which has a civilian administration.

Credits : Information by Antarctic philately of New zealand. Pictures by Adrian Antonio Petit EA1CYK and miscellaneous.
Music : Mano Negra - Best Of 2005 - Mala vida / 2005