Toledo Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Toledo Island
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°37′29″S 61°18′04″W / 62.62472°S 61.30111°W / -62.62472; -61.30111
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Toledo Island (Bulgarian: остров Толедо, ‘Ostrov Toledo’ \'os-trov to-'le-do\) is the southern of two rocky islands in Smyadovo Cove on the west coast of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands. The feature is 320 m long in east-west direction and 110 m wide. It is separated from Rugged Island to the southeast and Prosechen Island to the north by 40 m and 60 m wide passages respectively. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after Joaquín de Toledo y Parra (1780-1819), Captain of the Spanish warship San Telmo that sank with 644 men on board off the north coast of Livingston Island in September 1819.


Toledo Island is located at 62°37′29″S 61°18′04″W / 62.62472°S 61.30111°W / -62.62472; -61.30111, which is 1.23 km south of Cape Sheffield and 300 m north by west of Ugain Point. Spanish mapping in 1992 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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