Alka Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Alka Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 250 m long in W-E direction and 110 m wide rocky island lying in Belimel Bay on the SW coast of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Situated 1.7 km N of Asencio Point, 3.43 km S of Bulnes Point, 2.4 km SSW of Tizoin Point and 145 m NNW of Glarus Island. British mapping in 1978.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Alka of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.
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