Medven Glacier

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Location of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Medven Glacier from northern Friesland Ridge.

Medven Glacier (Lednik Medven \'led-nik 'med-ven\) is a 2.5 km long and 1.5 km wide glacier on Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica situated east of Etar Snowfield, south of Urdoviza Glacier and north of Berkovitsa Glacier. It is bounded by the east slopes of Oryahovo Heights and drains eastwards into Prisoe Cove, Hero Bay between Remetalk Point and Agüero Point. Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009.

The glacier is named after the settlement of Medven in the eastern Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria.


The glacier is centred at 62°32′50″S 60°42′50″W / 62.54722°S 60.71389°W / -62.54722; -60.71389Coordinates: 62°32′50″S 60°42′50″W / 62.54722°S 60.71389°W / -62.54722; -60.71389.



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