Dinea Island

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Dinea Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Dinea Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Dinea Island
Dinea Island
Location of Dinea Island
Dinea Island is located in Antarctica
Dinea Island
Dinea Island
Dinea Island (Antarctica)
Coordinates62°26′40″S 59°55′09″W / 62.44444°S 59.91917°W / -62.44444; -59.91917
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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 62°26′40″S 59°55′09″W / 62.44444°S 59.91917°W / -62.44444; -59.91917Coordinates: 62°26′40″S 59°55′09″W / 62.44444°S 59.91917°W / -62.44444; -59.91917, 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.


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

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.