Prosechen Island

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Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°37′23″S 61°17′44″W / 62.62306°S 61.29556°W / -62.62306; -61.29556
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.

Prosechen Island (Bulgarian: остров Просечен, ‘Ostrov Prosechen’ \'os-trov pro-'se-chen\) is the northern of two rocky islands in Smyadovo Cove on the west coast of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands. The feature is 500 m long in east-west direction and 140 m wide. It is separated from Rugged Island to the north and Toledo Island to the south by 70 m and 60 m wide passages respectively. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Prosechen in Northeastern Bulgaria.


Prosechen Island is located at 62°37′23″S 61°17′44″W / 62.62306°S 61.29556°W / -62.62306; -61.29556, which is 1.04 km south of Cape Sheffield and 500 m north by east of Ugain Point. Spanish mapping in 1992 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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