Afala Island

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

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

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Place ID: 20052
Name ID: 139102

Feature type: Island

Origin

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

Narrative

The rocky island off the N coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 360 m in WSW-ENE direction and 310 m in S-N direction. Situated 740 m W of Baklan Point, 860 m NE of Retamales Point and 1.05 km SSE of Withem Island. British mapping in 1968.

Named For

Named after the ocean fishing trawler Afala of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas that operated in Antarctic waters off South Georgia during its fishing trip under Captain Kosyo Kostov in the 1985/86 season. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.

Location

Latitude:
62° 14' 50.0" S
- 62.24722°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 07' 41.0" W
- 59.12806°
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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:
11-Jul-2018

Related information

Biodiversity
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Place names
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