Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base

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Juan Carlos I Station
Base Antártica Española Juan Carlos Primero
Antarctic base
The all-new facilities of Juan Carlos I Base in 2011.
The all-new facilities of Juan Carlos I Base in 2011.
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Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Juan Carlos I Station
Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°39′47″S 60°23′17″W / 62.663138°S 60.387992°W / -62.663138; -60.387992Coordinates: 62°39′47″S 60°23′17″W / 62.663138°S 60.387992°W / -62.663138; -60.387992
Country  Spain
Location in Antarctica Hurd Peninsula
Livingston Island
South Shetland Islands
Administered by Spanish National Research Council
Established 1989 (1989)
Named for Juan Carlos I
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 50
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational
Website Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

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; -60.38889 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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