Vilare Island

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

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.

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

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands