Wulfila Glacier

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Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Wulfila Glacier (in the background) from near Ravda Peak, Livingston Island.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Wulfila Glacier (Lednik Wulfila \'led-nik vul-'fi-la\) is located on the southern slopes of Breznik Heights, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, south-southwest of Solis Glacier and west of Zheravna Glacier. It is bounded by Oborishte Ridge to the northwest, Nevlya Peak to the north, Terter Peak and Razgrad Peak to the northeast, and Ephraim Bluff to the southeast. The glacier extends 3 km in northwest-southeast direction and 2 km in northeast-southwest direction, draining southwestwards into McFarlane Strait between Ephraim Bluff and the base of Provadiya Hook.

The feature is named after Bishop Wulfila (311-383 AD) of Nicopolis ad Istrum (the present Bulgarian settlement of Nikyup near Veliko Tarnovo) who created the Gothic alphabet, and laid the foundations of the Germanic literature.


Wulfila Glacier is centred at 62°32′39″S 59°44′32″W / 62.54417°S 59.74222°W / -62.54417; -59.74222Coordinates: 62°32′39″S 59°44′32″W / 62.54417°S 59.74222°W / -62.54417; -59.74222 (Bulgarian survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2005 and 2009).

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