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Afala Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 360 m (1,180 ft)
Width 310 m (1,020 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Afala Island (Bulgarian: остров Афала, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ɐˈfaɫɐ]) is the rocky island off the north coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 360 m in west-southwest to east-northeast direction and 310 m in south–north direction.

The island is "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."


Afala Island is located at 62°14′50″S 59°07′41″W / 62.24722°S 59.12806°W / -62.24722; -59.12806Coordinates: 62°14′50″S 59°07′41″W / 62.24722°S 59.12806°W / -62.24722; -59.12806, which is 740 m west of Baklan Point, 860 m northeast of Retamales Point and 1.05 km south-southeast of Withem Island. British mapping in 1968.


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