Pirogov Glacier

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Pirogov Glacier (Bulgarian: Пирогов ледник, ‘Pirogov Lednik’ \pi-ro-'gov 'led-nik\) is a 5 km long and 1.5 km wide glacier situated south of Djerassi Glacier and west of Mackenzie Glacier on Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. Draining the southwest slopes of Mount Parry and flowing westwards to enter Dallmann Bay south of Minot Point.

The glacier is named for the Russian scientist and surgeon Nikolay Pirogov (1810-1881) who developed modern health care in Bulgaria during the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War.


Pirogov Glacier is located at 64°16′40″S 62°28′30″W / 64.27778°S 62.47500°W / -64.27778; -62.47500Coordinates: 64°16′40″S 62°28′30″W / 64.27778°S 62.47500°W / -64.27778; -62.47500. 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.