Pogledets Island

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Pogledets Island
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°27′39.7″S 60°09′30″W / 62.461028°S 60.15833°W / -62.461028; -60.15833
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administration
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Pogledets Island (Bulgarian: остров Погледец, ‘Ostrov Pogledets’ \'os-trov 'po-gle-dets\) is the northernmost of Dunbar Islands off Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. The feature is ice-free, crescent shaped facing southwest, and extending 200 m in north-south direction and 170 m in east-west direction. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after Pogledets Peak in Rila Mountain and its namesake in Stara Planina, Bulgaria.

Location[edit]

Pogledets Island is located at 62°27′39.7″S 60°09′30″W / 62.461028°S 60.15833°W / -62.461028; -60.15833, which is 860 m northeast of Zavala Island, 450 m northwest of Aspis Island and 1.45 km southwest of Williams Point, Livingston Island. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

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References[edit]

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