Melyane Island

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Melyane Island
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Melyane Island is located in Antarctica
Melyane Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°28′44.2″S 60°11′23″W / 62.478944°S 60.18972°W / -62.478944; -60.18972Coordinates: 62°28′44.2″S 60°11′23″W / 62.478944°S 60.18972°W / -62.478944; -60.18972
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.

Melyane Island (Bulgarian: остров Меляне, ‘Ostrov Melyane’ \'os-trov 'me-lya-ne\) is the southernmost of Dunbar Islands off Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. The feature is ice-free, extending 280 m in southeast-northwest direction and 90 m wide. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Melyane in Northwestern Bulgaria.


Melyane Island is located at 62°28′44.2″S 60°11′23″W / 62.478944°S 60.18972°W / -62.478944; -60.18972, which is 250 m south of Balsha Island, 1.27 km west of Slab Point and 2.52 km north-northeast of Kotis Point, Livingston Island. 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.