Tirizis Island

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Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Tirizis Island (Bulgarian: остров Тиризис, ‘Ostrov Tirizis’ \'os-trov ti-'ri-zis\) is the rocky island off the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 1.05 km in east-west direction and 350 m wide. It is ending in Kitchen Point to the east, and separated from the main island to the west by a 100 m wide passage formed as a result of glacier retreat in the late first decade of 21st century.

The feature is named after the ancient Thracian town of Tirizis in northeastern Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

Tirizis Island is located at 62°23′20″S 59°21′15″W / 62.38889°S 59.35417°W / -62.38889; -59.35417Coordinates: 62°23′20″S 59°21′15″W / 62.38889°S 59.35417°W / -62.38889; -59.35417.

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References[edit]

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