Zavala Island

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Zavala Island
Zavala Island (the right one in the foreground) from Miziya Peak, Livingston Island, with Zed Islands in the background.
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Zavala Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Zavala Island
Zavala Island
Location of Zavala Island
Zavala Island is located in Antarctica
Zavala Island
Zavala Island
Zavala Island (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444
Archipelago Dunbar Islands
Area 14 ha (35 acres)[1]
Length 0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Width 0.25 km (0.155 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Zavala Island (Bulgarian: остров Завала, ‘Ostrov Zavala’ 'os-trov 'za-va-la) is an ice-free island in the Dunbar group off the northwest coast of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is extending 700 by 250 m (770 by 270 yd), with surface area 14 hectares (35 acres).[1] The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island is named after the settlement of Zavala and the homonymous Zavala Mountain in western Bulgaria.


Zavala Island is located at 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444Coordinates: 62°28′12″S 60°09′52″W / 62.47000°S 60.16444°W / -62.47000; -60.16444, which is 1.3 km (0.81 mi) east-northeast of Balsha Island, 750 m (820 yd) southwest of Aspis Island, 800 m (870 yd) north of Slab Point, and 350 m (380 yd) west of Organpipe Point. Bulgarian topographic survey by the Tangra 2004/05 expedition. British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.


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  1. ^ a b L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Archived April 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4

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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 and Smith Island