Akaga Glacier

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Location of Nordenskjöld Coast on Antarctic Peninsula.

Akaga Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Акага, ‘Lednik Akaga’ \'led-nik a-'ka-ga\) is the 5.7 km long and 2.2 km wide glacier on Nordenskjöld Coast in Graham Land situated south of Sinion Glacier and north of the glacier featuring Arrol Icefall. It drains the southeast slopes of Detroit Plateau, and flows east-southeastwards to enter Odrin Bay in Weddell Sea. The feature is named after the Bulgar woman ruler Akaga (6th century).


Akaga Glacier is located at 64°33′50″S 60°27′40″W / 64.56389°S 60.46111°W / -64.56389; -60.46111Coordinates: 64°33′50″S 60°27′40″W / 64.56389°S 60.46111°W / -64.56389; -60.46111. British mapping in 1978.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 Series, Sheet W 64 60. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Tolworth, UK, 1978.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.


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