Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Meldia Rock (Bulgarian: скала Мелдия, ‘Skala Meldia’ \ska-'la 'mel-di-ya\) is the rock of diameter 220 m and split in east-west direction, lying off the northwest coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.
The rock is named after the ancient Roman station of Meldia in Western Bulgaria.
- Livingston Island to King George Island. Scale 1:200000. Admiralty Nautical Chart 1776. Taunton: UK Hydrographic Office, 1968.
- South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3373. DOS 610 - W 62 58. Tolworth, UK, 1968.
- Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
- Meldia Rock. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
- Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Antarctic Place-names Commission. (details in Bulgarian, basic data in English)
This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.
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