Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base

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Location of Hurd Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Juan Carlos I Base, with South Bay and Ereby Point in the background
The all-new facilities of Juan Carlos I Base in 2011.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base, named after the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I (Spanish: Base Antártica Española Juan Carlos Primero), is a seasonal (November to March) scientific station operated by Spain, opened in January 1988. Situated on Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

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The base is located at 62°39′46″S 60°23′20″W / 62.66278°S 60.38889°W / -62.66278; -60.38889Coordinates: 62°39′46″S 60°23′20″W / 62.66278°S 60.38889°W / -62.66278; -60.38889 which is on the coast of Española Cove, South Bay, in the northern foothills of Mount Reina Sofía, and 2.7 km south-southwest of the Bulgarian base St. Kliment Ohridski. The two bases are linked by a 5.5 km overland route via Johnsons Glacier, Charrua Gap, Contell Glacier and Krum Rock.

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