Ficheto Point

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Ficheto Point
Channel Rock from Miziya Peak, with Meade Islands in the background; Ficheto Point is on the left and Pomorie Point on the right.
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°28′04″S 60°06′35″W / 62.46778°S 60.10972°W / -62.46778; -60.10972
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Ficheto Point (Nos Ficheto 'nos 'fi-che-to) is an ice-free point on the northeast coast of Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica forming the southeast side of the entrance to Dragon Cove. Channel Rock (62°27′47.8″S 60°04′51.5″W / 62.463278°S 60.080972°W / -62.463278; -60.080972) is lying in the adjacent northwestern part of McFarlane Strait, 1.3 km (0.81 mi) northeast of Ficheto Point and 920 m (1,010 yd) south-southwest of Meade Islands. The area was visited by 19th century sealers.

The point is named after the famous Bulgarian architect, builder and sculptor Nikola Fichev – ‘Kolyu Ficheto’ (1800-1881). Channel Rock was charted and descripticely named by the Discovery Investigations in 1935.


Ficheto Point is located at 62°28′04″S 60°06′28″W / 62.46778°S 60.10778°W / -62.46778; -60.10778Coordinates: 62°28′04″S 60°06′28″W / 62.46778°S 60.10778°W / -62.46778; -60.10778 which is 2.3 km (1.4 mi) southeast of Williams Point, 800 m (870 yd) east-southeast of Sigritsa Point, 1.3 km (0.81 mi) east of Sayer Nunatak and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) northwest of Pomorie Point. (British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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