Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Dinea Island (Bulgarian: остров Динея, ‘Ostrov Dinea’ \'os-trov di-'ne-ya\) is the flat rocky island off the north coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 290 m in north-northwest to south-southeast direction and 130 m wide. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.
The island is named after the ancient Roman fortress of Dinea in Northeastern Bulgaria.
Dinea Island is located at Coordinates: , which is 1.35 km west-northwest of Aprilov Point, 840 m east-northeast of Miletich Point, 880 m east of Kabile Island and 2 km southwest of Ongley Island. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.
- 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 (Second edition 2010, ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5)
- Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
- Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. (details in Bulgarian, basic data in English)
- Dinea Island. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.
- Dinea Island. Copernix satellite image
This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.
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