Kovach Island

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Kovach Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Kovach Island is located in Antarctica
Kovach Island
Kovach Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′09″S 59°41′39″W / 62.35250°S 59.69417°W / -62.35250; -59.69417Coordinates: 62°21′09″S 59°41′39″W / 62.35250°S 59.69417°W / -62.35250; -59.69417
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Kovach Island (Bulgarian: остров Ковач, ‘Ostrov Kovach’ \'os-trov ko-'vach\) is the westernmost island in the Onogur group off the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The feature is rocky, extending 630 m in southwest-northeast direction and 240 m wide. It is separated from Grod Island by a 100 m wide passage. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Kovach in Southern Bulgaria.


Kovach Island is located 1.17 km north of Misnomer Point, 760 m southeast of Cornwall Island and 1.08 km west of Shipot Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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