Obelya Glacier

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Location of Sentinel Range in Western Antarctica.
Sentinel Range map.

Obelya Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Обеля, ‘Lednik Obelya’ \'led-nik o-'be-lya\) is the 7.5 km long and 2.5 km wide glacier on the east side of southern Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, situated south of Remington Glacier, and flowing southeastwards along the southwest side of Johnson Spur and east of Mount Benson to join Thomas Glacier.

The glacier is named after the settlement of Obelya in Western Bulgaria, now part of the city of Sofia.


Obelya Glacier is centred at 78°37′00″S 84°23′00″W / 78.61667°S 84.38333°W / -78.61667; -84.38333Coordinates: 78°37′00″S 84°23′00″W / 78.61667°S 84.38333°W / -78.61667; -84.38333. US mapping in 1961, updated in 1988.


  • Vinson Massif. Scale 1:250 000 topographic map. Reston, Virginia: US Geological Survey, 1988.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly updated.


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