Oescus Island

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Oescus Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Oescus Island is located in Antarctica
Oescus Island
Oescus Island
Location in Antarctica
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
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.


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.



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