Gostun Point

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Location of Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Gostun Point (Bulgarian: нос Гостун, ‘Nos Gostun’ \'nos go-'stun\) is the ice-free point on the north coast of Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica situated 2.4 km west-northwest of Karposh Point, and 2.45 km east-southeast of Cape Timblón.

The point is named after the Bulgar ruler Khan Gostun, predecessor of the creator of Old Great Bulgaria Khan Kubrat (7th Century AD).


Gostun Point is located at 62°42′49″S 61°17′22″W / 62.71361°S 61.28944°W / -62.71361; -61.28944Coordinates: 62°42′49″S 61°17′22″W / 62.71361°S 61.28944°W / -62.71361; -61.28944. British mapping in 1968, Bulgarian in 2009.



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