Meldia Rock

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Meldia Rock
Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
Meldia Rock is located in Antarctica
Meldia Rock
Meldia Rock
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Meldia Rock is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Meldia Rock
Meldia Rock
Meldia Rock (Antarctic Peninsula)
Coordinates62°15′28.7″S 59°11′21″W / 62.257972°S 59.18917°W / -62.257972; -59.18917Coordinates: 62°15′28.7″S 59°11′21″W / 62.257972°S 59.18917°W / -62.257972; -59.18917
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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.


Meldia Rock is located at 62°15′28.7″S 59°11′21″W / 62.257972°S 59.18917°W / -62.257972; -59.18917, which is 800 m north of Smilets Point, 2.2 km east-northeast of Folger Rock, 3.37 km southwest of Withem Island and 2.43 km west-southwest of Retamales Point. British mapping in 1968.

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