Pirin Glacier

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Location of Davis Coast on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Pirin Glacier (Bulgarian: ледник Пирин, ‘Lednik Pirin’ \'led-nik 'pi-rin\) is the 5.7 km long and 6 km wide glacier situated next east of Chavdar Peninsula on Davis Coast on the Antarctic Peninsula. Situated west of Wright Ice Piedmont, north of Gregory Glacier and east of Samodiva Glacier. Draining north-northwestwards from Boulton Peak to enter Curtiss Bay east of Seaplane Point.

The glacier is named after Pirin Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria.


Pirin Glacier is located at 64°05′30″S 60°43′00″W / 64.09167°S 60.71667°W / -64.09167; -60.71667Coordinates: 64°05′30″S 60°43′00″W / 64.09167°S 60.71667°W / -64.09167; -60.71667. British mapping in 1978.


  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map No. 3198. DOS 610 - W 64 60. Tolworth, UK, 1978.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), 1993–2016.


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