Afala Island facts for kids
|Archipelago||South Shetland Islands|
|Length||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|Width||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
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."
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