Asparuh Peak

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Location of Bowles Ridge on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Asparuh Peak
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Asparuh Peak (Asparuhov Vrah \as-pa-'ru-hov 'vr&h\) is a peak situated on Livingston Island, Antarctica. The peak rises to 760m in Bowles Ridge and is linked to the Melnik Ridge by the 575m high Yankov Gap. It was named after Khan Asparuh of Bulgaria, 668-700 AD, who incorporated by treaty the territory between the Balkan Mountains and the Danube in 681 AD.


The peak is located at 62°36′47″S 60°09′14″W / 62.61306°S 60.15389°W / -62.61306; -60.15389Coordinates: 62°36′47″S 60°09′14″W / 62.61306°S 60.15389°W / -62.61306; -60.15389 which is 2.52 km east of the Mount Bowles, 1.26 km south of Melnik Peak and 1.96 km west of Atanasoff Nunatak.

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