Grigorov Glacier

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Grigorov Glacier (Bulgarian: Григоров ледник, ‘Grigorov Lednik’ \gri-'go-rov 'led-nik\) is the 1.8 km long and 1.3 km wide glacier on the south coast of Albena Peninsula on Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica draining the east slopes of Mount Cabeza and flowing southeastwards to enter Hill Bay west of Kostur Point.

The glacier is named after the Bulgarian scientist Stamen Grigorov (1878-1945) who discovered the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus used in the production of yoghurt.


Grigorov Glacier is located at 64°09′05″S 62°07′30″W / 64.15139°S 62.12500°W / -64.15139; -62.12500Coordinates: 64°09′05″S 62°07′30″W / 64.15139°S 62.12500°W / -64.15139; -62.12500. British mapping in 1980.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3217. DOS 610 - W 64 62. Tolworth, UK, 1980.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993-2012.


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