Academia Peak

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Academia Peak
Elevation ~ 1,130 metres {~ 3,707 feet}
Academia Peak is located in Antarctica
Academia Peak
Academia Peak
Livingston Island, Antarctica
Range Tangra Mountains
Coordinates 62°40′13″S 60°12′30″W / 62.67028°S 60.20833°W / -62.67028; -60.20833Coordinates: 62°40′13″S 60°12′30″W / 62.67028°S 60.20833°W / -62.67028; -60.20833
Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Academia Peak (Vrah Akademiya \'vr&h a-ka-'de-mi-ya\) is a peak rising to approximately 1,130 m in the Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains, eastern Livingston Island, Antarctica. The peak has precipitous and ice-free north-western slopes and surmounts Huntress Glacier to the northwest and southwest.


The peak is located 1 km northwest of St. Boris Peak, 2.96 km south by southeast of the summit of Pliska Ridge and 3.9 km east by southeast of Willan Nunatak. Named for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (established 1869) for its important role in the Bulgarian Antarctic research.

The peak was first mapped by Bulgaria in 2005.

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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.