Pisanitsa Island

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Pisanitsa Island
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°26′48″S 60°03′14.5″W / 62.44667°S 60.054028°W / -62.44667; -60.054028
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Pisanitsa Island (Bulgarian: остров Писаница, ‘Ostrov Pisanitsa’ \'os-trov 'pi-sa-ni-tsa\) is the rocky island in the Meade group off Archar Peninsula, the northwest extremity of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 270 m in southwest-northeast direction and 60 m wide. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Pisanitsa in Southern Bulgaria.


Pisanitsa Island is located at 62°26′48″S 60°03′14.5″W / 62.44667°S 60.054028°W / -62.44667; -60.054028, which is 1.26 km west by north of Duff Point, 120 m northeast of Cave Island and 3.6 km southeast of Pyramid Island. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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