Zhongshan Station (Antarctica)

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Zhongshan Station
中山站
Antarctic base
Zhongshan Station in 2007
Zhongshan Station in 2007
Location of Zhongshan Station in Antarctica
Location of Zhongshan Station in Antarctica
Zhongshan Station
Location of Zhongshan Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 69°22′25″S 76°22′18″E / 69.373587°S 76.371652°E / -69.373587; 76.371652Coordinates: 69°22′25″S 76°22′18″E / 69.373587°S 76.371652°E / -69.373587; 76.371652
Country China
Location in AntarcticaLarsemann Hills
Prydz Bay
East Antarctica
Administered byPolar Research Institute of China
Established26 February 1989 (1989-02-26)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Winter: 25
  • Summer: 60
TypeAll-year round
PeriodAnnual
StatusOperational
WebsiteChinese Arctic and Antarctic

Zhongshan Station (Chinese: 中山站; pinyin: Zhōngshān Zhàn) is the second Chinese research station in Antarctica and was opened on February 26, 1989.

It is managed by the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC). It is located in the Larsemann Hills by Prydz Bay in East Antarctica, and is near the Russian Progress II Station and the Romanian Law-Racoviţă Station.

The station is supplied by annual visits of the Chinese Antarctic support vessel Xuě Lóng.

The station can accommodate 60 summering personnel and 25 wintering personnel. It is a base for research on marine, glaciological, geological, and atmospheric sciences and for expeditions inland, such as to the Kunlun Station at Dome A.

According to The Age in January 2010 the station was visited by a delegation that included Xu Shaoshi, China's Minister for Land and Resources and the director of the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration, Qu Tanzhou.[1]

It is about 15 km from the Indian research station Bharati.

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  1. ^ Jo Chandler (2010-01-07). "China flags polar resource goals". The Age. Retrieved 2010-01-14.

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