Rusokastro Rock

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Rusokastro Rock
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°24′17.6″S 60°05′10″W / 62.404889°S 60.08611°W / -62.404889; -60.08611
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Rusokastro Rock (Bulgarian: скала Русокастро, ‘Skala Rusokastro’ ska-'la ru-so-'kas-tro) is a twin rock at the north entrance to McFarlane Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 170 m in northwest-southeast direction and 70 m wide, with its two parts separated by a 30 m wide passage. It is situated 1.6 km (0.99 mi) northeast of Pyramid Island, 5.7 km (3.54 mi) northeast of Williams Point on Livingston Island, and 5.7 km (3.54 mi) northwest of Duff Point on Greenwich Island. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The rock is named after the settlement and medieval fortress of Rusokastro in southeastern Bulgaria.


Rusokastro Rock is located at 62°24′18″S 60°05′07″W / 62.40500°S 60.08528°W / -62.40500; -60.08528 (Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

See also[edit]


L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4


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