Veleka Ridge

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Veleka Ridge
Veleka Ridge, Livingston Island, Antarctica (southwest view).jpg
Veleka Ridge from southwest
Highest point
Elevation 538 m (1,765 ft)
Prominence 538
Coordinates 62°44′32.1″S 60°18′34″W / 62.742250°S 60.30944°W / -62.742250; -60.30944
Location Antarctica
Parent range Tangra Mountains
Location of Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Veleka Ridge is a predominantly ice-free ridge extending 3 km between Charity Glacier in the north and Botev Point in the south, and 1.3 km wide, in the southwest extremity of Friesland Ridge, Tangra Mountains on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The ice-free surface area of the ridge and the adjacent Arkutino Beach is 468 hectares (1,160 acres).[1] Surmounting Tarnovo Ice Piedmont to the east, Charity Glacier to the north, Arkutino Beach to the west, and Barnard Point and Botev Point to the southwest and south respectively. The ridge's summit Veleka Peak rises to 538 m in its north extremity.

The ridge was named after the Veleka River in southeastern Bulgaria.


The summit Veleka Peak is located at 62°44′32.1″S 60°18′34″W / 62.742250°S 60.30944°W / -62.742250; -60.30944 which is 2.13 km south of Canetti Peak, 4.36 km southwest of St. Methodius Peak, 3.74 km west of Yambol Peak and 2.4 km north of Botev Point (British mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).



  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4


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