Toledo Island

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Toledo Island
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands
Toledo Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Toledo Island
Toledo Island
Location of Toledo Island
Toledo Island is located in Antarctica
Toledo Island
Toledo Island
Toledo Island (Antarctica)
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
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

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.

Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island.