Goritsa Rocks

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Goritsa Rocks
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Goritsa Rocks is located in Antarctica
Goritsa Rocks
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694Coordinates: 62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Goritsa Rocks (Bulgarian: скали Горица, ‘Skali Goritsa’ \ska-'li go-'ri-tsa\) are the two contiguous rocks in Zed Islands off Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 330 m in northwest-southeast direction and 70 m wide. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The rocks are named after the settlements of Goritsa in Northeastern and Southeastern Bulgaria.


Goritsa Rocks are centred at 62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694 and situated 100 m east-northeast of Dlagnya Rocks and 2.82 km west-southwest of Pyramid Island. 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.