Zavala Island

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Zavala Island
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Zavala Island (the right one in the foreground) from Miziya Peak, Livingston Island, with Zed Islands in the background.
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Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444
Archipelago Dunbar Islands
Area 14 ha (35 acres)[1]
Length 0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Width 0.25 km (0.155 mi)
Country
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Zavala Island (Bulgarian: остров Завала, ‘Ostrov Zavala’ 'os-trov 'za-va-la) is an ice-free island in the Dunbar group off the northwest coast of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is extending 700 by 250 m (770 by 270 yd), with surface area 14 hectares (35 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Zavala and the homonymous Zavala Mountain in western Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

Zavala Island is located at 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444Coordinates: 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444, which is 1.3 km (0.81 mi) east-northeast of Balsha Island, 750 m (820 yd) southwest of Aspis Island, 800 m (870 yd) north of Slab Point, and 350 m (380 yd) west of Organpipe Point. Bulgarian topographic survey by the Tangra 2004/05 expedition. British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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