Nishava Cove

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

Nishava Cove (Bulgarian: залив Нишава, ‘Zaliv Nishava’ \'za-liv ni-'sha-va\) is a 1.33 km wide cove indenting for 1 km the north coast of Rugged Island off the west coast of Byers Peninsula of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica between Chiprovtsi Islets and Chiprovtsi Point on the east, and Cape Sheffield on the west.

The cove is named after Nishava River in western Bulgaria.


Nishava Cove is located at 62°37′05″S 61°16′40″W / 62.61806°S 61.27778°W / -62.61806; -61.27778Coordinates: 62°37′05″S 61°16′40″W / 62.61806°S 61.27778°W / -62.61806; -61.27778. British mapping in 1968, Spanish in 1992 and Bulgarian in 2009.



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