Arturo Prat Station

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Arturo Prat Station
Map of Greenwich Island with Arturo Prat station in the northeast

Coordinates: 62 ° 28 ′ 44.7 "  S , 59 ° 39 ′ 51.2"  W.

Relief Map: Antarctica
Arturo Prat Station

The Arturo Prat station is a Chilean Antarctic station on Iquique Cove in the east of the Guesalaga Peninsula in the northeast of Greenwich Island in the archipelago of the South Shetland Islands .

On November 6, 1940, the Government of decided Chile , entitled to part of Antarctica to the 90th from 53rd latitude to raise. On February 6, 1947, the first Chilean Antarctic station "Arturo Prat" was set up as part of the 1st Chilean Antarctic Expedition (1946–1947). Arturo Prat was a Chilean naval hero who fell in the Saltpeter War in 1879. The station initially consisted of two buildings for a maximum of 18 people. Today around 40 people can live on the naval station.


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