Location of Bilyana Island in the South Shetland Islands
|Area||10 ha (25 acres)|
|Length||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|Width||900 m (3,000 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Bilyana Island (Bulgarian: остров Биляна, ‘Ostrov Bilyana’ \'os-trov bi-'lya-na\) is an ice-free island in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 450 by 290 m (490 by 320 yd), surface area 10 hectares (25 acres). The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.
The island’s name derives from Bilyana, a name from Bulgarian music folklore.
- Aitcho Islands
- Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- List of Antarctic islands south of 60° S
- South Shetland Islands
- Territorial claims in Antarctica
- Bilyana Island. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer
- Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. (details in Bulgarian, basic data in English)
This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.
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