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)
Coordinates62°21′06.5″S 59°40′35″W / 62.351806°S 59.67639°W / -62.351806; -59.67639
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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.

See also[edit]


  • Livingston Island to King George Island. Scale 1:200000. Admiralty Nautical Chart 1776. Taunton: UK Hydrographic Office, 1968.
  • 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 (Second edition 2010, ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5)
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.


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