Kabile Island

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Kabile Island
Kabile Island from English Strait, with Hrabar Nunatak, Greenwich Island and Sharp Peak, Livingston Island in the background
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Kabile Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Kabile Island
Kabile Island
Location of Kabile Island
Kabile Island is located in Antarctica
Kabile Island
Kabile Island
Kabile Island (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°26′26″S 59°56′35″W / 62.44056°S 59.94306°W / -62.44056; -59.94306Coordinates: 62°26′26″S 59°56′35″W / 62.44056°S 59.94306°W / -62.44056; -59.94306
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 19 ha (47 acres)[1]
Length 0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Kabile Island (Ostrov Kabile 'os-trov ka-bi-'le) is an Antarctic island extending 700 m (770 yd) in south-north direction and 450 m (490 yd) wide, situated off the north coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It has a surface area of 19 hectares (47 acres).[1]

Named after the ancient Thracian town of Kabile near the present Bulgarian city of Yambol.[2]


The island is located at 62°26′30″S 59°56′33″W / 62.44167°S 59.94250°W / -62.44167; -59.94250 which is 950 m (1,040 yd) east of Pavlikeni Point, 1 km (0.62 mi) north of Crutch Peaks, 200 m (220 yd) northwest of Miletich Point, and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) west-southwest of Ongley Island (Chilean mapping in 1966, British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian in 2009).

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  1. ^ a b 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
  2. ^ SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer: Kabile Island.

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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.