Orsoya Rocks

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Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.

Orsoya Rocks (Bulgarian: скали Орсоя, ‘Skali Orsoya’ \ska-'li or-'so-ya\) is the group of rocks off the north coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, situated west-northwest of Mellona Rocks, north-northeast of Milev Rocks and east-northeast of Opaka Rocks, and extending 650 m in northwest-southeast direction and 500 m in northeast-southwest direction.

The rocks are named after the settlement of Orsoya in Northwestern Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

Orsoya Rocks are centred at 62°17′39″S 59°31′32″W / 62.29417°S 59.52556°W / -62.29417; -59.52556Coordinates: 62°17′39″S 59°31′32″W / 62.29417°S 59.52556°W / -62.29417; -59.52556, which is 4.78 km north of Newell Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian in 2009.

Maps[edit]

  • South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 Series, Sheet W 62 58. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Tolworth, UK, 1968.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993-2012.

References[edit]

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