Varna Peninsula

Varna Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Varna Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 15334
Name ID: 105046

Feature type: Peninsula (8)

Origin

This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Roughly rectangular, ice-covered peninsula forming the NE extremity of Livingston Island. Long 12km in SW-NE direction, wide 9km. Bounded by Hero Bay to the NW, Moon Bay to the SE, and McFarlane Strait to the NE. The NE coast indented by Lister Cove and Dragon Cove. Inott Point and Williams Point form the feature's E and N extremities. The latter was sighted in 1819 from the vessel Williams under Capt. William Smith, marking the discovery of the South Shetlands. UK mapping in 1968. Named after the Bulgarian city of Varna.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 30' 55.0" S
- 62.51528°
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Longitude:
60° 09' 45.0" W
- 60.16250°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
19-Aug-1997

Related information

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