Oryahovo Heights

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Location of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Oryahovo Heights (in the background) from Balkan Snowfield.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Oryahovo Heights (Oryahovski Vazvisheniya \o-'rya-hov-ski v&-zvi-'she-ni-ya\) are the ice-covered heights of elevation 340 m extending 6 km in north-south direction in central and eastern Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. They are linked to Snow Peak to the southeast by two saddles separated by the small ice dome of Casanovas Peak described first by Àlex Simón i Casanovas from the Spanish Antarctic Programme in the 2000/01 austral summer.

They are named after the town of Oryahovo in northwestern Bulgaria.


The heights are centered at 62°32′09″S 60°45′00″W / 62.53583°S 60.75000°W / -62.53583; -60.75000Coordinates: 62°32′09″S 60°45′00″W / 62.53583°S 60.75000°W / -62.53583; -60.75000 (British mapping in 1968, Bulgarian in 2009).



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