Arapya Glacier

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Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica.
Sentinel Range map.

Arapya Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Арапя, ‘Lednik Arapya’ \'led-nik a-ra-'pya\) is the 11.4 km long and 5 km wide glacier on the east side of north-central Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, situated south of Young Glacier. It flows southwards along the west side of Barnes Ridge and east of Chapman Peak, and joins Ellen Glacier southwest of Mount Besch.

The glacier is named after the seaside locality of Arapya in Southeastern Bulgaria.


Arapya Glacier is centred at 78°11′40″S 84°54′00″W / 78.19444°S 84.90000°W / -78.19444; -84.90000Coordinates: 78°11′40″S 84°54′00″W / 78.19444°S 84.90000°W / -78.19444; -84.90000. US mapping in 1961, updated in 1988.


  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.


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