Onogur Islands

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Onogur Islands
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.
Onogur Islands is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Onogur Islands
Onogur Islands
Location in Antarctica
Onogur Islands is located in Antarctica
Onogur Islands
Onogur Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′07″S 59°41′00″W / 62.35194°S 59.68333°W / -62.35194; -59.68333Coordinates: 62°21′07″S 59°41′00″W / 62.35194°S 59.68333°W / -62.35194; -59.68333
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Onogur Islands (Bulgarian: Оногурски острови, ‘Onogurski ostrovi’ \o-no-'gur-ski 'os-tro-vi\) is the group of nine islands and some islets and rocks adjacent to the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The group is situated between Carlota Cove to the southwest and Clothier Harbour to the northeast, and 700 m (770 yd) southeast of Cornwall Island. Kovach Island and Grod Island, the largest two in the group, have a surface area of 11 hectares (27 acres) and 10 hectares (25 acres) respectively.[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers based in Clothier Harbour.

The island group is named after the settlement of Onogur in northeastern Bulgaria in connection with the Onogur Bulgars (5th-7th century).

Islands in the Onogur group[edit]

The group comprises the following islands:


Onogur Islands are centred at 62°21′07″S 59°41′00″W / 62.35194°S 59.68333°W / -62.35194; -59.68333. British mapping in 1822 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)

External links[edit]

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