Struma Glacier

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Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Struma Glacier with Sliven Peak on the left, Moon Bay with Half Moon Island, and Greenwich Island (left) and Burgas Peninsula (right) in the background.
The survey route of Tangra 2004/05 including Struma Glacier.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Struma Glacier (Lednik Struma \'led-nik 'stru-ma\) is a glacier in eastern Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica situated south of lower Kaliakra Glacier and north of Huron Glacier. Bounded by Melnik Ridge to the north, Yankov Gap to the west and Bowles Ridge to the south, it is 4.8 km long and 1.5 km wide, and flows eastwards into Moon Bay south of Sindel Point and north of Elemag Point.

First crossed by the Bulgarians Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vasilev from Camp Academia on 28 December 2004, as part of Tangra 2004/05 survey.

The glacier is named after the Struma River in Bulgaria and forms part of the overland route between Pirdop Gate and Yankov Gap.


The midpoint is located at 62°36′25″S 60°07′00″W / 62.60694°S 60.11667°W / -62.60694; -60.11667Coordinates: 62°36′25″S 60°07′00″W / 62.60694°S 60.11667°W / -62.60694; -60.11667. Bulgarian topographic survey Tangra 2004/05 and mapping in 2005 and 2009.



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