Bilyar Point

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Bilyar Point (Bulgarian: нос Биляр, ‘Nos Bilyar’ \'nos bi-'lyar\) is a rounded ice-free point on Ivanov Beach in western Livingston Island, the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica projecting 350 m into Barclay Bay. Situated northwest of Rotch Dome, 3 km southwest of Rowe Point, 4.5 km east-northeast of Lair Point, and 1.7 km northeast of Nedelya Point.

The point is named after the medieval city of Bilyar, capital of Volga Bulgaria in 12-13th Century AD.


Bilyar Point is located at 62°36′12″S 60°56′58″W / 62.60333°S 60.94944°W / -62.60333; -60.94944Coordinates: 62°36′12″S 60°56′58″W / 62.60333°S 60.94944°W / -62.60333; -60.94944. British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Spanish in 1993 and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.



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