Rotalia Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rotalia 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 rocky island off the N coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 310 m in SE-NW direction and 250 m in SW-NE direction. Situated 2.06 km WSW of Cariz Point, 1.2 km NE of Baklan Point and 2.2 km E of Withem Island. British mapping in 1968.
Named after the ocean fishing trawler Rotalia 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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