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 of Chiprovtsi Point
Chiprovtsi Point is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Chiprovtsi Point
Chiprovtsi Point
Chiprovtsi Point (Antarctic Peninsula)
Coordinates62°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
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Length0.4 km (0.25 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
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°16′09″W / 62.61444°S 61.26917°W / -62.61444; -61.26917 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.

See also[edit]


  • Península Byers, Isla Livingston. Mapa topográfico a escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1992.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4



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