Kilifarevo Island

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Kilifarevo Island
Location of Aitcho Islands in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°22′26″S 59°47′14″W / 62.37389°S 59.78722°W / -62.37389; -59.78722
Archipelago Aitcho group
Area 11 ha (27 acres)
Length 0.64 km (0.398 mi)
Width 0.35 km (0.217 mi)
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

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.