Makresh Rocks

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Makresh Rocks
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Makresh Rocks is located in Antarctica
Makresh Rocks
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278Coordinates: 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278
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.

Makresh Rocks (Bulgarian: скали Макреш, ‘Skali Makresh’ ska-'li 'ma-kresh) are a group of rocks situated 1.8 km (1.12 mi) northeast of Treklyano Island off the northeast coast of Robert Island, South Shetland Islands. Extending 600 m (656 yd) in west-southwest to east-northeast direction, and 270 m (295 yd) in northwest-southeast direction. The solitary Salient Rock 62°21′24″S 59°20′59″W / 62.35667°S 59.34972°W / -62.35667; -59.34972 is lying 1.73 km (1.07 mi) east of the midpoint of Makresh Rocks and 2 km (1.24 mi) northeast of Smirnenski Point.

The feature is named after the settlement of Makresh in northwestern Bulgaria. Salient Rock was descriptively named Roca Saliente by the Chilean Antarctic Expedition and charted in 1951.


Makresh Rocks are centred at 62°21′17″S 59°22′58″W / 62.35472°S 59.38278°W / -62.35472; -59.38278 (Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

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