Antarctic Great Wall Station

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Location of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Great Wall Station

The Great Wall Station (simplified Chinese: 长城站; traditional Chinese: 長城站; pinyin: Chángchéng Zhàn) was the first Chinese research station opened in Antarctica. It lies on the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, 2.5 km from the Chilean Frei Montalva Station, and 960 km from Cape Horn. The station is sited on ice-free rock, about 10 m above sea level. In summer, it holds up to 40 people; in winter, the population is 14. It was opened on 20 February 1985.

Historic sites[edit]

Station establishment monolith: A monolith erected to commemorate the establishment of the station in 1985 has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 52), following a proposal by China to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[1]

No.1 Building: The station’s No.1 Building was erected in 1985. It has a total floor area of 175 m2 and lies at the centre of the station. It marks the beginning of China’s presence in Antarctica and its Antarctic research program. The building has been designated a Historic Site or Monument (HSM 86), following a proposal by China to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Historic Sites and Monuments approved by the ATCM (2012)". Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 

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Coordinates: 62°12′59″S 58°57′44″W / 62.21639°S 58.96222°W / -62.21639; -58.96222