Phanagoria Island

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Phanagoria Island
Zed Islands from Miziya Peak; Phanagoria Island is the second one on the left.
Phanagoria Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Phanagoria Island
Phanagoria Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°26′03″S 60°09′46″W / 62.43417°S 60.16278°W / -62.43417; -60.16278
Archipelago Zed group
Area 20 ha (49 acres)[1]
Length 700 m (2,300 ft)
Width 500 m (1,600 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0

Phanagoria Island (Bulgarian: остров Фанагория, ‘Ostrov Fanagoriya’ \'os-trov fa-na-'go-ri-ya\) is the third largest island in the Zed group off the north coast of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The island is ice-free, extending 700 by 500 m (770 by 550 yd) with surface area 20 hectares (49 acres).[1] Separated from the neighbouring Esperanto Island and Lesidren Island by channels 70 and 130 m (77 and 142 yd) wide respectively. Situated 2.1 km (1.3 mi) northwest of Williams Point. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the town of Phanagoria in Old Great Bulgaria (7th century).


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

Phanagoria Island is located at 62°26′03″S 60°09′46″W / 62.43417°S 60.16278°W / -62.43417; -60.16278. British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.

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  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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