Pirogov Glacier

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Location of Brabant Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Pirogov Glacier (Bulgarian: Пирогов ледник, ‘Pirogov Lednik’ \pi-ro-'gov 'led-nik\) is a 5 km long and 1.5 km wide glacier situated south of Djerassi Glacier, west of the head of Mackenzie Glacier and northwest of Balanstra Glacier on Brabant Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It drains the south-southwest slopes of Mount Parry and flows westwards to enter Dallmann Bay south of Minot Point.

The glacier is named for the Russian scientist and surgeon Nikolay Pirogov (1810-1881) who developed modern health care in Bulgaria during the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War.


Pirogov Glacier is centred at 64°16′40″S 62°28′30″W / 64.27778°S 62.47500°W / -64.27778; -62.47500Coordinates: 64°16′40″S 62°28′30″W / 64.27778°S 62.47500°W / -64.27778; -62.47500. British mapping in 1980 and 2008.



Brabant Island seen from northeast, with the summit Mount Parry in its central part; Anvers Island (on the right) and Antarctic Peninsula are in the background.

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