Churicheni Island

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Churicheni Island
Churicheni Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Churicheni Island
Churicheni Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′02.5″S 59°40′33″W / 62.350694°S 59.67583°W / -62.350694; -59.67583
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Churicheni Island (Bulgarian: остров Чуричени, ‘Ostrov Churicheni’ \'os-trov chu-'ri-che-ni\) is the ice-free island in the Onogur group off the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 230 m by 140 m. It is separated from Robert Island by a 100 m wide passage.

The feature is named after the settlement of Churicheni in Southwestern Bulgaria.


Churicheni Island is located at 62°21′02.5″S 59°40′33″W / 62.350694°S 59.67583°W / -62.350694; -59.67583, which is 1.78 km north-northeast of Misnomer Point and 190 m west of Shipot Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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