Oescus Island

Oescus Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Oescus Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 19315
Name ID: 137680

Feature type:

Origin

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

Narrative

The low ice-free island in the Onogur group off the NW coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands situated 1.42 km N of Misnomer Point and 890 m W of Shipot Point. Extending 380 m in SE-NW direction and 40 m wide. The island comprises two parts connected by a spit. Separated from Redina Island, Kovach Island and Leeve Island by passages 120 m, 160 m and 130 m wide respectively. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009. Named after the ancient Roman town of Oescus in Northern Bulgaria.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 21' 07.0" S
- 62.35194°
Accurate to 0m
Longitude:
59° 41' 15.5" W
- 59.68764°
Accurate to 0m
Altitude:
Not recorded
Accurate to 0m

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown The coordinates for this place name were derived from Map id 0 - This map does not exist in the SCAR Map Catalogue. in the SCAR Map Catalogue.
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
16-Jul-2013

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