Tatul Island

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Tatul Island
Tatul Island is located in Antarctica
Tatul Island
Tatul Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°20′03″S 59°32′22″W / 62.33417°S 59.53944°W / -62.33417; -59.53944
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 0.35 km (0.217 mi)
Width 0.2 km (0.12 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population 0
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Tatul Island (Bulgarian: остров Татул, ‘Ostrov Tatul’ \'os-trov ta-'tul\) is a triangular ice-free island off the north coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 350 by 200 m (380 by 220 yd), the island emerged as a distinct geographical entity following the retreat of Robert Island's ice cap in the late 20th and early 21st century.

The feature is named after the settlement of Tatul adjacent to a major Thracian shrine complex in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria related to the cult of Orpheus.


The island is located at 62°20′03″S 59°32′22″W / 62.33417°S 59.53944°W / -62.33417; -59.53944 which is 130 m (140 yd) north of Robert Island,
550 m (600 yd) south-southwest of Lientur Rocks and 950 m (1,040 yd) west-northwest of Newell Point. Bulgarian early mapping in 2009.

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