Pasarel Island

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Pasarel Island
Location of Aitcho Islands in the South Shetland Islands.
Pasarel Island is located in Antarctica
Pasarel Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°23′50″S 59°46′30″W / 62.39722°S 59.77500°W / -62.39722; -59.77500Coordinates: 62°23′50″S 59°46′30″W / 62.39722°S 59.77500°W / -62.39722; -59.77500
Archipelago Aitcho group
Length 0.45 km (0.28 mi)
Width 0.26 km (0.162 mi)
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Pasarel Island (Bulgarian: остров Пасарел, ‘Ostrov Pasarel’ \'os-trov pa-sa-'rel\) is an ice-free island in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island is situated 900 m (980 yd) northwest of Barrientos Island, 1.35 km (0.84 mi) northeast of Sierra Island and 650 m (710 yd) southeast of Emeline Island. Extending 450 by 260 m (490 by 280 yd). The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

Named after the settlement of Dolni (Lower) Pasarel in western Bulgaria.


Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Pasarel Island is located at 62°23′50″S 59°46′30″W / 62.39722°S 59.77500°W / -62.39722; -59.77500. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

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