Prosechen Island

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Prosechen Island
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands
Prosechen Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island
Location of Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island is located in Antarctica
Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island
Prosechen Island (Antarctica)
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
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

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.

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

Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.