Bourchier Cove

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

Bourchier Cove (Bulgarian: залив Баучър, ‘Zaliv Bourchier’ \'za-liv 'bau-ch&r\) is the 2.35 km wide cove indenting for 860 m the northwest coast of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Entered between Jireček Point and Villagra Point.

The cove is named after Bourchier Peak in Rila Mountain, southwestern Bulgaria, in connection with the British journalist and Bulgarian activist James David Bourchier (1850–1920).


Bourchier Cove is located at 62°57′20″S 62°33′00″W / 62.95556°S 62.55000°W / -62.95556; -62.55000Coordinates: 62°57′20″S 62°33′00″W / 62.95556°S 62.55000°W / -62.95556; -62.55000. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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