Nikudin Rock

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Nikudin Rock
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Nikudin Rock is located in Antarctica
Nikudin Rock
Nikudin Rock
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°23′01.7″S 59°50′33″W / 62.383806°S 59.84250°W / -62.383806; -59.84250Coordinates: 62°23′01.7″S 59°50′33″W / 62.383806°S 59.84250°W / -62.383806; -59.84250
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Nikudin Rock (Bulgarian: скала Никудин, ‘Skala Nikudin’ \ska-'la ni-ku-'din\) is the high, round rock of diameter 180 m and split in northeast-southwest direction, lying off the north coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The rock is named after the settlement of Nikudin in Southwestern Bulgaria.


Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Nikudin Rock is located at 62°23′01.7″S 59°50′33″W / 62.383806°S 59.84250°W / -62.383806; -59.84250, which is 2.25 km west-northwest of Emeline Island, 1.3 km north by east of Stoker Island and 4 km east-southeast of Romeo Island, and is separated from neighbouring Holmes Rock to the east-northeast by a 150 m wide passage. 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.