Sandanski Point

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Location of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Sandanski Point on the Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula in the background, from Catalunyan Saddle; Burdick Ridge in the foreground.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Sandanski Point (Nos Sandanski \'nos san-'dan-ski\) is the point forming the north side of the entrance to Stoyanov Cove on the east coast of Ioannes Paulus II Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, projecting 600 m into Hero Bay and formed by an offshoot of Oryahovo Heights.

The point is named after the town of Sandanski in southwestern Bulgaria in connection with Yane Sandanski (1872–1915), a leader of the Bulgarian liberation movement in Macedonia.[1][2]


The point is located at 62°30′41.5″S 60°41′49″W / 62.511528°S 60.69694°W / -62.511528; -60.69694Coordinates: 62°30′41.5″S 60°41′49″W / 62.511528°S 60.69694°W / -62.511528; -60.69694 which is 3.4 km north by west of Agüero Point, and 2.8 km south by east of Black Point.



  1. ^ Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission, January 2014.
  2. ^ Ivanov, L. and N. Ivanova. Antarctic: Nature, History, Utilization, Geographic Names and Bulgarian Participation. Sofia: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2014. pp. 338-339. (in Bulgarian) ISBN 978-619-90008-1-6


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