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King Gorge Island
Argentine Claim 25°W-74°W / British Claim: 20°W-80°W / Chilean Claim 53°W-90°W
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The King Gorge Island of the South Shetland Archipelago, also known as Isla 25 de Ma (Argentina) or Isla Rey Jorge (Chile) covers an area of 1'150 square kilometres. The highest summit on the island is the Rose Peak at 655 m.

On the island are several bases:
Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva & Villa Las Estrellas (Chile)
Artigas (Urugay)
Arctowski (Poland)
Base G, Admiralty Bay (British) closed 1961
Bellingshausen (Russia)
Profesor Julio Escudero Base (Chile)
Commando Ferraz (Brazil)
Great Wall (China)
Jubany (Argentina)
King Sejong (Korea)
Machu Picchu (Peru)

Argentina, Jubany/Carlini Base

The Jubany Base, later renamed in Carlini Station at the Potter Cove on King Gorge Island.

www.mountainstamp.com Argentina 2003 Base Jubany Cerro Tres Hermanos stamp

Argentina 2003, Jubany Base.
Jubany Base The mountain in the background rises 210 metres above sealevel and is known as Cerro Tres Hermanos.

Brazilian Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station

Brazil 1986 Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Brazil 1986, Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station.

 

Brazil 2007, International Polar Year
Ary Rongel (H-44), icebreaker and oceanographic research ship of the Brazilian Navy, the Comandante Ferraz Station and a Emperor Penguin.

British Base G 

The Base G (1947-1961) in Admiralty Bay was removed 1995/1996.  

www.mountainstamp.com Admiralty Bay stamp Base G 2003  

British Antarctic Territory 2003, Base G.
The stamp was issued in the bases and postmarks series 2003

Chilean Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva & Villa Las Estrellas 

The Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva also includes the Villa Las Estrellas residential area that has an hospital, a school, a bank, a small supermarket. It has It has a summer population of 120 and 80 in the winter.

 

Chile 1984, Colonization of Antarctica, Villa Las Estrellas. 

 

Chile 1994, Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva.

 

Chile 2009, Villa Las Estrellas.  

 

Chile 2010
40th Anniversary of Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva.

 

Korean King Sejong Base

The King Sejong Base ist situated in the southern part of the King Gorge Island on the Fildes Peninsula.

 

Korea South 1988, King Sejong Base.

 

Korea South 2008, King Sejong Base.

Peru, Machu Picchu Base

Peru 2004, Machu Picchu Base.
The stamp is showing the Peruvian polar scientific research facility on the King Gorge Island. The base is situated in the Admiralty Bay. 

Uruguayan Artigas scientific research station

Uruguay 1987
Artigas station.
Uruguay 1999
Artigas station.
Uruguay 2010
Artigas station.

 

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