Akula Island facts for kids
Location of Akula Island
|Area||15.46 ha (38.2 acres)|
|Length||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|Width||274 m (899 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Akula Island (Bulgarian: остров Акула) is the mostly ice-covered island 915 m long in west–east direction and 274 m wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 15.46 ha.
The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling a shark ('akula' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.
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