Mechka Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mechka 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 mostly ice-covered island extending 875 m in SW-NE direction and 350 m in S-N direction in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Surface area 15.9 ha. Situated 4.96 km NNW of Booth Island, 3.12 km NE of Raketa Island, 50 m S of Mishka Island, and 5.6 km SW of Kril Island in the Wauwermans Islands group.
So named because of its shape supposedly resembling a bear ('mechka' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.
No images of this place could be found.