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Station Name Nationality Coordinates Situation Altitude Airfield Opened Status Average Winter Population Peak Population (summer)
Aboa Finland 73°03'S
013°25'W
Queen Maud Land 400 m
 
1989 seasonal n/a 20
Amundsen-Scott USA 89°59.85'S
139°16.37'E
South Pole 2 830 m ski 1956 Year-round 75 250
Arctowski Poland 62°09.57'S
058°28.25'W
King George Island - Peninsula 2 m
 
1977 Year-round 12 40
Artigas Uruguay 62°11.07'S
058°54.15'W
King George Island - Peninsula 17 m
 
1984 Year-round 9 60
Arturo Parodi Chile 80°19.10'S
081°18.48'W
Patriot Hills 880 m wheel & ski
 

 

 

 
Arturo Prat Chile 62°30'S
059°41'W
South Shetland Islands ~ 10 m
 
1947 seasonal n/a 27
Belgrano II (1) Argentina 77°52.48'S
034°37.62'W
Coats Land 50 m
 
1955 Year-round 12 12
Bellingshausen Russia 62°11.78'S
058°57.65'W
King George Island - Peninsula 16 m
 
1968 Year-round 25 38
Bharati India 69°24.41'S
076°11.72'W
Larsemann Hills 35m   2012 Year-round 24 47
Browning Pass Italy 74°37.37'S
163°54.82'E
Victoria land 170 m ski
 

 

 

 
Casey Australian expedition Australia 66°17.00'S
110°31.18'E
Vincennes Bay, Wilkes Land 30 m ski 1969 Year-round 20 70
Comandante Ferraz Brazil 62°05.00'S
058°23.47'W
King George Island - Peninsula 8 m
 
1984 Year-round 12 40
Concordia (2) France & Italy
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75°06.12'S
123°23.72'E
Dome C - Antarctic Plateau 3220 m ski 1997 Year-round 15 60
D10 skiway France 66°40.08'S
139°49.18'E
Adelie Land ~ 100 m ski
 

 

 

 
D85 skiway France 70°25.50'S
134°08.75'E
Adelie Land 2850 m ski
 

 

 

 
Davis Australian expedition Australia 68°34.63'S
077°58.35'E
Princess Elizabeth Land 15 m ski 1957 Year-round 22 70
Dome Fuji Japan 77°19.02'S
039°42.20'E
Queen Maud Land 3810 m ski 1995 seasonal n/a 15
Druzhnaya 4 Russia 69°44'S
073°42'E
Prydz Bay 20 m
 
1987 seasonal n/a 50
Dumont d'Urville France 66°39.77'S
140°00.08'E
Adelie Land 42 m
 
1956 Year-round 26 100
Enigma Lake Italy 74°42.81'S
164°02.49'E
Victoria Land 170 m ski
 

 

 

 
Escudero Chile 62°12.07'S
058°57.75'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1994 Year-round 2 33
Esperanza Argentina 63°23.70'S
056°59.77'W
Hope Bay 25 m
 
1952 Year-round 55 90
Fossil Bluff Buy from Amazon UK United Kingdom 71°19.76'S
068°16.02'W
Alexander Island - Peninsula 92 m ski
 

 

 

 
Frei Chile 62°12.00'S
058°57.85'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m wheel 1969 Year-round 70 120
Gabriel de Castilla Spain 62°59'S
060°41'W
Deception Island 15 m
 
1990 seasonal n/a 14
Great Wall China 62°12.98'S
058°57.73'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1985 Year-round 14 40
Halley Buy from Amazon UK United Kingdom 75°34.90'S
026°32.47'W
Brunt Ice Shelf 37 m ski 1956 Year-round 15 65
Juan Carlos Primero Spain 62°39'S
060°23'W
Livingston Island - Peninsula 12 m
 
1989 seasonal n/a 14
Jubany Argentina 62°14.27'S
058°39.87'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1982 Year-round 20 100
King Sejong Korea 62°13.40'S
058°47.35'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1988 Year-round 15 60
Kohnen German flag Germany 75°00'S
000°04'E
Dronning Maud Land 2900 m ski 2001 seasonal n/a 28
Law Racovita Romania
69°23'S
076°23'E
Princess Elizabeth Land 65 m
 
1987 seasonal n/a 13
Macchu Picchu Peru 62°05.49'S
058°28.27'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1989 seasonal n/a 28
Maitri India 70°45.95'S
011°44.15'E
Schirmacher region 130 m
 
1989 Year-round 25 65
Maldonado Ecuador 62°26.96'S
059°44.54'W
Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands ~ 10 m
 
1990 seasonal n/a 22
Marambio Argentina 64°14.70'S
056°39.42'W
Seymour-Marambio Island 200 m wheel 1969 Year-round 55 150
Mario Zucchelli Italy 74°41'S
164°07'E
Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea 15 m wheel & ski 1986 seasonal n/a 90
Mawson Australian expedition Australia 67°36.28'S
062°52.25'E
Mac Robertson Land 5 m ski 1954 Year-round 20 60
McMurdo USA 77°50.88'S
166°40.10'E
Ross Island ~ 10 m wheel & ski 1955 Year-round 250 1000
Mid Point Italy 75°32.44'S
145°49.12'E
Ross Sea Area 2520 m ski
 

 

 

 
Mirny Russia 66°33.12'S
093°00.88'E
Davis Sea 40 m
 
1956 Year-round 60 169
Molodezhnaya Russia 67°40.97'S
046°08.08'E
Alasheyev Bay, East Antarctica 225 m wheel & ski
 

 

 

 
Neumayer German flag Germany 70°38.00'S
008°15.80'W
Atka bay 40 m ski 1981 Year-round 9 50
Novolazarevskaya Russia 70°46.43'S
011°51.90'E
Queen Maud Land 102 m wheel & ski 1961 Year-round 30 70
Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 63°19.25'S
057°54.02'W
Antarctic Peninsula 12 m ski 1948 Year-round 16 44
Odell Glacier USA 76°39'S
159°58'E
Allan Hills, Ross Sea Area 1600 m wheel
 

 

 

 
Ohridiski Bulgaria 62°38.48'S
060°21.88'W
Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands ~ 10 m
 
1988 seasonal n/a 15
Orcadas Argentina 60°44.33'S
044°44.28'W
South Orkney Islands 4 m
 
1904 Year-round 14 45
Palmer Buy from Amazon USA United States 64°46.50'S
064°03.07'W
Anvers Island - Peninsula ~ 10 m
 
1965 Year-round 12 43
Princess Elisabeth Belgium 71°57'S
23°20'E
Dronning Maud Land 1300 m   2009 seasonal   20
Progress 2 Russia 69°23'S
076°23'E
Prydz bay 15 m
 
1989 Year-round 20 77
Refugio Ecuador Ecuador 62°08'S
058°22'W
  ~ 10 m
 
1990 Refuge n/a 4
Rothera Buy from Amazon UK United Kingdom 67°34.17'S
068°07.20'W
Adelaide Island - Peninsula 16 m wheel & ski 1976 Year-round 22 130
S17 Japan 69°01.50'S
040°06.50'E
30km E of Syowa station 620 m ski
 

 

 

 
San Martin Argentina 68°07.78'S
067°06.20'W
Antarctic Peninsula 5 m
 
1951 Year-round 20 20
SANAE IV (3) South Africa 71°40.42'S
002°49.73'W
Queen Maud Land 850 m ski 1962 Year-round 10 80
Scott Base New Zealand 77°51.00'S
166°45.77'E
Ross Island 10 m
 
1957 Year-round 10 85
Signy Buy from Amazon UK United Kingdom 60°43'S
045°36'W
South Orkney Islands 5 m
 
1947 seasonal n/a 10
Sitry Italy 71°39.32'S
148°39.15'E
  1600 m ski
 

 

 

 
Sky Blu Buy from Amazon UK United Kingdom 74°51.38'S
071°34.16'W
Eastern Ellsworth Land 1500 m wheel 1995 seasonal
 

 
Syowa / Showa Japan 69°00.37'S
039°35.40'E
East Ongul Island 29 m ski 1957 Year-round 40 110
Tor Norwegian expedition Norway 71°53'S
005°09'E
Dronning Maud Land 1625 m
 
1985 seasonal n/a 4
Troll (4) Norwegian expedition Norway 72°00.12'S
002°32.03'E
Dronning Maud Land 1300 m wheel 1990 Year-round 7 40
Vernadsky Ukraine 65°14.72'S
064°15.40'W
Galindez Islnad 7 m
 
1996 Year-round 12 24
Vostok Russia 78°28.00'S
106°48.00'E
  3500 m ski 1957 Year-round 13 25
Wasa Flag Sweden 73°03'S
013°25'W
Dronning Maud Land ~ 400m
 
1989 seasonal n/a 20
Zhongshan China 69°22.27'S
076°23.22'E
Prydz bay ~ 10 m
 
1989 Year-round 15 30

 

 
Total: 1077 3944

Antarctic Bases - Seasonal Populations

Notes:
(1) Original Belgrano Station opened 1955. Replaced by Belgrano II 1979.
(2) Concordia Station opened Dec 1997 for summer-only operation. Opened for year-round operation Feb 2005.
(3) Original SANAE Station opened 1962. SANAE IV opened 1997 at a new location, 200km South of SANAE I to III.
(4) Troll Station opened Feb 1990 for summer-only operation. Opened for year-round operation Feb 2005.

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