Oescus Island

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Oescus Island
Robert-Island-location-map.png
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Oescus Island is located in Antarctica
Oescus Island
Oescus Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′07″S 59°41′15.5″W / 62.35194°S 59.687639°W / -62.35194; -59.687639Coordinates: 62°21′07″S 59°41′15.5″W / 62.35194°S 59.687639°W / -62.35194; -59.687639
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Oescus Island (Bulgarian: остров Ескус, ‘Ostrov Oescus’ \'os-trov 'es-kus\) is the low ice-free island in the Onogur group off the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 380 m in southeast-northwest direction and 40 m wide. The feature comprises two parts connected by a spit, and is separated from Redina Island, Kovach Island and Leeve Island by passages 120 m, 160 m and 130 m wide respectively.

The island is named after the ancient Roman town of Oescus in Northern Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

Oescus Island is located at 62°21′07″S 59°41′15.5″W / 62.35194°S 59.687639°W / -62.35194; -59.687639, which is 1.42 km north of Misnomer Point and 890 m west of Shipot Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

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References[edit]

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