Spanish Point (Antarctica)

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Location of Hurd Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Spanish Point from the western slopes of Belozem Hill.
Topographic map of central-eastern Livingston Island featuring Spanish Point.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island

Spanish Point (Nos Española \'nos e-spa-'nyo-la\) is located on Bulgarian Beach on Hurd Peninsula, eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica formed by an offshoot of Spanish Knoll.

The name was given in recognition of key Spanish logistic support for the Bulgarian Antarctic programme.


The point is located at 62°38′07″S 60°21′25″W / 62.63528°S 60.35694°W / -62.63528; -60.35694Coordinates: 62°38′07″S 60°21′25″W / 62.63528°S 60.35694°W / -62.63528; -60.35694, which is 610 m north-northeast of Sinemorets Hill, 1.34 km northeast of Hespérides Point and 4.06 km east-southeast of Smolyan Point. (British mapping in 1968, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 1996 and 2005. Co-ordinates, elevation and distances given according to a 1995-96 Bulgarian topographic survey).



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