Kilifarevo Island

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Kilifarevo Island
Location of Kilifarevo Island in the South Shetland Islands
Kilifarevo Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Kilifarevo Island
Kilifarevo Island
Location of Kilifarevo Island
Kilifarevo Island is located in Antarctica
Kilifarevo Island
Kilifarevo Island
Kilifarevo Island (Antarctica)
LocationAntarctica Antarctica
Coordinates62°22′26″S 59°47′14″W / 62.37389°S 59.78722°W / -62.37389; -59.78722Coordinates: 62°22′26″S 59°47′14″W / 62.37389°S 59.78722°W / -62.37389; -59.78722
ArchipelagoAitcho group
Area11 ha (27 acres)
Length0.64 km (0.398 mi)
Width0.35 km (0.217 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Kilifarevo Island (Bulgarian: остров Килифарево, ‘Ostrov Kilifarevo’ 'os-trov ki-li-'fa-re-vo) is an ice-free island in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island is situated 850 m (930 yd) northwest of Jorge Island, 460 m (500 yd) north of Riksa Islands and 350 m (380 yd) southeast of Morris Rock. Extending 640 by 350 m (700 by 380 yd), surface area 11 hectares (27 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

Kilifarevo Island is named after the town of Kilifarevo in northern Bulgaria.


The island is located at 62°22′26″S 59°47′14″W / 62.37389°S 59.78722°W / -62.37389; -59.78722. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

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  1. ^ 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

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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.