Vilare Island

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Vilare Island
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′06.5″S 59°40′35″W / 62.351806°S 59.67639°W / -62.351806; -59.67639
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.

Vilare Island (Bulgarian: остров Виларе, ‘Ostrov Vilare’ \'os-trov vi-'la-re\) is the low ice-free island in the Onogur group off the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 130 m in east-west direction and 60 m wide. It is separated from Churicheni Island by a 20 m wide passage.

The feature is named after the settlement of Vilare in Northern Bulgaria.


Vilare Island is located at 62°21′06.5″S 59°40′35″W / 62.351806°S 59.67639°W / -62.351806; -59.67639, which is 1.7 km north-northeast of Misnomer Point and 290 m west-southwest of Shipot Point. Bulgarian mapping in 2009.



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