Chiprovtsi Point

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Chiprovtsi Point
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Chiprovtsi Point is located in Antarctica
Chiprovtsi Point
Chiprovtsi Point
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°37′01.3″S 61°15′52.3″W / 62.617028°S 61.264528°W / -62.617028; -61.264528Coordinates: 62°37′01.3″S 61°15′52.3″W / 62.617028°S 61.264528°W / -62.617028; -61.264528
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.4 km (0.25 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island

Chiprovtsi Point (Bulgarian: нос Чипровци, ‘Nos Chiprovtsi’ \'nos 'chi-prov-tsi\) is a point projecting 400 m (440 yd) northwestwards from the north coast of Rugged Island off the west coast of Byers Peninsula of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and forming the east side of the entrance to Nishava Cove. It is extended further 400 m (440 yd) northwestwards by the group of Chiprovtsi Islets, which are centred at 62°36′52″S 61°15′49″W / 62.61444°S 61.26361°W / -62.61444; -61.26361 and named in association with the point.

The point is named after the town of Chiprovtsi in northwestern Bulgaria.


Chiprovtsi Point is located at 62°37′01.3″S 61°15′52.3″W / 62.617028°S 61.264528°W / -62.617028; -61.264528, which is 1.16 km (0.72 mi) west of Simitli Point, 1.75 km (1.09 mi) east-southeast of Cape Sheffield, and 3.9 km southwest of Start Point, Livingston Island. British mapping in 1968, Spanish in 1992 and Bulgarian in 2009.

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