Kovach Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kovach Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′09″S 59°41′39″W / 62.35250°S 59.69417°W / -62.35250; -59.69417
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
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 at 62°21′09″S 59°41′39″W / 62.35250°S 59.69417°W / -62.35250; -59.69417, which is 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.