Petroff Point

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Petroff Point (Bulgarian: Петров нос, ‘Petrov Nos’ \pe-'trov 'nos\) is a rocky point on the east coast of Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica projecting northeastwards 1.2 km into Hill Bay. Situated 3.85 km northwest of Mitchell Point and 6.8 km southwest of Spallanzani Point.

The point is named for the “Bulgarian-American inventor Peter Petroff (1919–2003) who developed the first digital watch.”[1]


Petroff Point is located at 64°11′13″S 62°05′27″W / 64.18694°S 62.09083°W / -64.18694; -62.09083Coordinates: 64°11′13″S 62°05′27″W / 64.18694°S 62.09083°W / -64.18694; -62.09083. British mapping in 1980.



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