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
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
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
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.