Prespa Glacier

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Location of Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Prespa Glacier from Bransfield Strait, with St. Methodius Peak and St. Cyril Peak in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Prespa Glacier (Lednik Prespa \'led-nik 'pre-spa\) on Rozhen Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is situated east-northeast of Tarnovo Ice Piedmont, east of the head of Charity Glacier, southeast of Ruen Icefall and southwest of Macy Glacier. It is bounded to the east by Needle Peak and Ludogorie Peak, to the northwest by St. Cyril Peak and St. Methodius Peak, and to the southwest by Shumen Peak and Yambol Peak, and flows southeastward into Bransfield Strait between Gela Point and Samuel Point. The feature extends 3.5 km in east-west direction and 2.5 km in north-south direction. The glacier is named after Prespa Peak in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria.


Prespa Glacier is centred at 62°43′36″S 60°12′42″W / 62.72667°S 60.21167°W / -62.72667; -60.21167Coordinates: 62°43′36″S 60°12′42″W / 62.72667°S 60.21167°W / -62.72667; -60.21167 (British mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).



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