Makresh Rocks

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Makresh Rocks
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Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Makresh Rocks (Bulgarian: скали Макреш, ‘Skali Makresh’ ska-'li 'ma-kresh) are a group of rocks situated 1.8 km (1.12 mi) northeast of Treklyano Island off the northeast coast of Robert Island, South Shetland Islands. Extending 600 m (656 yd) in west-southwest to east-northeast direction, and 270 m (295 yd) in northwest-southeast direction. The solitary Salient Rock 62°21′24″S 59°20′59″W / 62.35667°S 59.34972°W / -62.35667; -59.34972 is lying 1.73 km (1.07 mi) east of the midpoint of Makresh Rocks and 2 km (1.24 mi) northeast of Smirnenski Point.

The feature is named after the settlement of Makresh in northwestern Bulgaria. Salient Rock was descriptively named Roca Saliente by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition and charted in 1951.

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Makresh Rocks are centred at 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278Coordinates: 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278 (Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

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