Antarctic Bases - Stations Currently Occupied


McMurdo
McMurdo Station, from the Summit of Observation Hill
South Pole
South Pole Station and - Geographic South Pole
The Base in 2003
Signy Base


Table key: Yellow Background - year round station  |  White background - summer only station or air facility

Station Name Nation Coordinates Situation Altitude Airfield Opened Average
Winter
Pop.
Peak
Summer
Pop.
Aboa
Finland
73°03'S
013°25'W
Queen Maud Land 400 m
 
1989 n/a 20
Almirante Brown
Argentina
64°53'43.1"S
62°52'13.8"W
Antarctic Peninsula 10 m   1951 n/a 18
Amundsen-Scott
USA
89°59.85'S
139°16.37'E
South Pole 2 830 m ski 1956 75 250
Arctowski
Poland
62°09.57'S
058°28.25'W
King George Island - Peninsula 2 m
 
1977 12 40
Artigas
Uruguay
62°11.07'S
058°54.15'W
King George Island - Peninsula 17 m
 
1984 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 n/a 27
Belgrano II
Argentina
77°52.48'S
034°37.62'W
Coats Land 50 m
 
1955 12 12
Bellingshausen
Russia
62°11.78'S
058°57.65'W
King George Island - Peninsula 16 m
 
1968 25 38
Bernado O'Higgins + German flag
Chile and Germany
63°19'15"S
57°53'56.2"W
Cape Legoupil - Peninsula 10 m   1948 16 44
Bharati
India
69°24.41'S
076°11.72'W
Larsemann Hills 35m   2012 24 47
Byrd
USA
80°01'00"S
119°32'00"W
Marie Byrd Land 1553 m   1957
reopened 2009
  50
Camara
Argentina
62°35'41"S
59°55'8"W
Half Moon Island 22 m   1953    
Casey Australian expedition
Australia
66°17.00'S
110°31.18'E
Vincennes Bay, Wilkes Land 30 m ski 1969 20 70
Comandante Ferraz
Brazil
62°05.00'S
058°23.47'W
King George Island - Peninsula 8 m
 
1984 12 40
Concordia +
France & Italy
75°06.12'S
123°23.72'E
Dome C - Antarctic Plateau 3220 m ski 1997 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 22 70
Decepcion
Argentina
62°58'31"S
60°41'52"W
Deception Island - Peninsula 8 m   1948    
Dome Fuji
Japan
77°19.02'S
039°42.20'E
Queen Maud Land 3810 m ski 1995 n/a 15
Druzhnaya 4
Russia
69°44'S
073°42'E
Prydz Bay 20 m
 
1987 n/a 50
Dumont d'Urville
France
66°39.77'S
140°00.08'E
Adelie Land 42 m
 
1956 26 100
Escudero
Chile
62°12.07'S
058°57.75'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m wheel, receives tourist flights 1994 2 33
Esperanza
Argentina
63°23.70'S
056°59.77'W
Hope Bay 25 m
 
1952 55 90
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United Kingdom
71°19.76'S
068°16.02'W
Alexander Island - Peninsula 92 m ski
 

 

 
Frei (Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva)
Chile
62°12.00'S
058°57.85'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m wheel 1969 80 150
Gabriel de Castilla
Spain
62°59'S
060°41'W
Deception Island 15 m
 
1990 n/a 14
Great Wall
China
62°12.98'S
058°57.73'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1985 14 40
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United Kingdom
75°34.90'S
026°32.47'W
Brunt Ice Shelf 37 m ski 1956 15 70
Jang Bogo
South Korea
74°37'0"S
164°12'5"E
Terra Nova Bay, Victoria Land     2014 15 60
Jinnah
Pakistan
70°24'S
25°45'E
Queen Maud Land     1991    
Juan Carlos Primero
Spain
62°39'S
060°23'W
Livingston Island - Peninsula 12 m
 
1989 n/a 14
Jubany (now Calini)
Argentina
62°14.27'S
058°39.87'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1953 20 60
King Sejong
South Korea
62°13.40'S
058°47.35'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1988 15 60
Kohnen German flag
Germany
75°00'S
000°04'E
Dronning Maud Land 2900 m ski 2001 n/a 28
Kunlun
China
80°25'01"S
77°06'58"E
Dome A 4087 m   2009 n/a  
Law Racovita
Romania
69°23'S
076°23'E
Princess Elizabeth Land 65 m
 
1986
Romanian since 2006
n/a 13
Macchu Picchu
Peru
62°05.49'S
058°28.27'W
King George Island - Peninsula 10 m
 
1989 n/a 28
Maitri
India
70°45.95'S
011°44.15'E
Schirmacher region 130 m
 
1989 25 65
Maldonado
Ecuador
62°26.96'S
059°44.54'W
Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands ~ 10 m
 
1990 n/a 22
Marambio
Argentina
64°14.70'S
056°39.42'W
Seymour-Marambio Island 200 m wheel 1969 55 150
Mario Zucchelli
Italy
74°41'S
164°07'E
Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea 15 m wheel & ski 1986 n/a 90
Mawson Australian expedition
Australia
67°36.28'S
062°52.25'E
Mac Robertson Land 5 m ski 1954 20 60
McMurdo
USA
77°50.88'S
166°40.10'E
Ross Island ~ 10 m wheel & ski 1955 250 1000
Melchoir
Argentina
64°19'32"S
62°58'34"W
Melchoir Islands - Peninsula 8 m   1947 n/a 36
Mendel
Czech Republic
63°48'6.5"S
57°53'7.9"W
James Ross Island - Peninsula 10 m   2006    
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 60 169
Molodezhnaya
Russia
67°40.97'S
046°08.08'E
Alasheyev Bay, East Antarctica 42 m wheel & ski 1962
 

 

 
Neumayer German flag
Germany
70°38.00'S
008°15.80'W
Atka bay 40 m ski 1981 9 50
Novolazarevskaya
Russia
70°46.43'S
011°51.90'E
Queen Maud Land 102 m wheel & ski 1961 30 70
Bernardo O'Higgins
Chile
63°19.25'S
057°54.02'W
Antarctic Peninsula 12 m ski 1948 16 44
Orcadas
Argentina
60°44.33'S
044°44.28'W
South Orkney Islands 4 m
 
1904 14 45
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United States
64°46.50'S
064°03.07'W
Anvers Island - Peninsula  10 m
 
1965 12 43
Petrel
Argentina
63°28'42"S
56°13'55"W
Dundee Island - Peninsula     1967 n/a  
Primavera
Argentina
64°9'21"S
60°57'18"W
Graham Land - Peninsula 50 m   1977 n/a 17
Princess Elisabeth
Belgium
71°57'S
23°20'E
Dronning Maud Land 1300 m   2009 n/a 20
Progress 2
Russia
69°23'S
076°23'E
Prydz bay 15 m
 
1989 20 77
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United Kingdom
67°34.17'S
068°07.20'W
Adelaide Island - Peninsula 16 m wheel & ski 1975 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 20 20
SANAE IV
South Africa
71°40.42'S
002°49.73'W
Queen Maud Land 850 m ski 1962 10 80
Scott Base
New Zealand
77°51.00'S
166°45.77'E
Ross Island 10 m
 
1957 10 85
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United Kingdom
60°43'S
045°36'W
South Orkney Islands 5 m
 
1947 n/a 10
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United Kingdom
74°51.38'S
071°34.16'W
Eastern Ellsworth Land 1500 m wheel 1995
 

 
Syowa / Showa
Japan
69°00.37'S
039°35.40'E
East Ongul Island 29 m ski 1957 40 110
Svea Flag
Sweden
74°34'34"S
11°13'31"W
Queen Maud Land     1987    
Taishan
China
73°51'S
76°58'E
Princess Elisabeth Land 2621 m   2014 n/a 20
Tor Norwegian expedition
Norway
71°53'S
005°09'E
Dronning Maud Land 1625 m
 
1985 n/a 4
Troll Norwegian expedition
Norway
72°00.12'S
002°32.03'E
Dronning Maud Land 1300 m wheel 1990 7 40
Vernadsky
Ukraine
65°14.72'S
064°15.40'W
Galindez Islnad 7 m
 
1996 12 24
Vostok
Russia
78°28.00'S
106°48.00'E
  3500 m ski 1957 13 25
Wasa Flag
Sweden
73°03'S
013°25'W
Dronning Maud Land ~ 400m
 
1989 n/a 20
Zhongshan
China
69°22.27'S
076°23.22'E
Prydz bay ~ 10 m
 
1989 15 30
            TOTALS 1144
winter
4227
summer

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