Samuel Point

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Location of Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Samuel Point (on the right) and Brunow Bay from Catalunyan Saddle in Tangra Mountains, with Bransfield Strait and Antarctic Peninsula in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Samuel Point (Nos Samuil \'nos sa-mu-'il\) is on the coast of Bransfield Strait forming the southwest side of the entrance to Brunow Bay on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The point is situated on the east side of Rozhen Peninsula, surmounted by Needle Peak (370 m), a conspicuous offshoot of Friesland Ridge.

The point is named after Czar Samuil of Bulgaria, 980-1014 AD.


The point is located at 62°43′42″S 60°08′52″W / 62.72833°S 60.14778°W / -62.72833; -60.14778Coordinates: 62°43′42″S 60°08′52″W / 62.72833°S 60.14778°W / -62.72833; -60.14778, which is 9.3 km east-northeast of Botev Point, and 5.55 km west-southwest of Aytos Point (UK Directorate of Overseas Surveys mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).



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