Osmar Strait

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Location of Osmar Strait in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Osmar Strait (Bulgarian: проток Осмар, ‘Protok Osmar’ \'pro-tok os-'mar\) is the 14.6 nautical miles (27.0 km) wide strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica between Smith Island to the northwest and Low Island to the southeast.

The strait is named after the settlement of Osmar in northeastern Bulgaria.


Osmar Strait is located at 63°09′00″S 62°24′00″W / 63.15000°S 62.40000°W / -63.15000; -62.40000Coordinates: 63°09′00″S 62°24′00″W / 63.15000°S 62.40000°W / -63.15000; -62.40000. British mapping in 2009, Bulgarian mapping of the Smith Island's coast of the strait in 2009.



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