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Afala Island
Afala Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Afala Island
Afala Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Afala Island is located in Antarctica
Afala Island
Afala Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°14′50″S 59°07′41″W / 62.24722°S 59.12806°W / -62.24722; -59.12806
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) 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; -59.12806, 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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