Location in Antarctica
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Cobalescou Island or Cobălcescu Island is a small snow-free island with two rounded summits, lying 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) east-southeast of Veyka Point, the south extremity of Two Hummock Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica.
The island was discovered and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache, 1897-99. The established name appears to be a corrupted spelling. The toponym was suggested to Gerlache by Emil Racovitza, Romanian zoologist and botanist of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, for Romanian scholar Grigore Cobălcescu, a geologist of European reputation.
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
- Cobalescou Island, at the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- Sorin Semeniuc (2008-01-23). "Cobălcescu Island" (in Romanian). Ieșeanul.
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