Burgas Peninsula

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Location of Burgas Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Burgas Peninsula from Bransfield Strait.
Livingston Island peninsulas.

Burgas Peninsula (Poluostrov Burgas \po-lu-'os-trov bur-'gas\) is a predominantly ice-covered peninsula forming the east extremity of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 10 km in the east-northeast direction towards Renier Point and 4.7 km wide. It is bounded by Bruix Cove, Moon Bay and Mugla Passage to the north, and Bransfield Strait to the south-southeast. The peninsula's interior is occupied by the Delchev Ridge of Tangra Mountains.

The Burgas Peninsula is named after the Bulgarian city of Burgas.


The peninsula is centred at 62°37′40″S 59°54′00″W / 62.62778°S 59.90000°W / -62.62778; -59.90000Coordinates: 62°37′40″S 59°54′00″W / 62.62778°S 59.90000°W / -62.62778; -59.90000. British mapping in 1822 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Spanish mapping in 1991, and Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2005 and 2009.

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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.


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