Kabile Island

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Kabile Island
Kabile Island from English Strait.
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 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)
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

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. Surface area 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.