Nikopol Point

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Location of Byers Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Nikopol Point (Nos Nikopol \'nos ni-'ko-pol\) is a snow-free point on the south coast of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica projecting 650 m east-southeastwards into Bransfield Strait and linked by a spit to Vietor Rock to the south. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers who had dwellings at the foothills of nearby Sealer Hill.

The feature is named after the town of Nikopol, Bulgaria.


The point is located at 62°40′31″S 61°05′40″W / 62.67528°S 61.09444°W / -62.67528; -61.09444Coordinates: 62°40′31″S 61°05′40″W / 62.67528°S 61.09444°W / -62.67528; -61.09444 which is at the west end of South Beaches, Byers Peninsula, 4.57 km east of Devils Point, 1.22 km east-southeast of Sealer Hill and 4.21 km west-southwest of Dometa Point.



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