Flamingo Beach (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Flamingo Beach (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Beach
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The 2.6 km long and 600 m wide beach on the N coast of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands. Bounded by Terimer Point to the W, Orión Passage to the N, Agüedo Point to the E, Quito Glacier to the SE and Teteven Glacier to the SW. Snow-free in summer. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers. Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Flamingo 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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