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Akula Island
Akula Island is located in Antarctica
Akula Island
Akula Island
Location in Antarctica
Akula Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Akula Island
Akula Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Location of Akula Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°04′20″S 64°06′38″W / 65.07222°S 64.11056°W / -65.07222; -64.11056
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 15.46 ha (38.2 acres)
Length 915 m (3,002 ft)
Width 274 m (899 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

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.

Location

Akula Island is located at 65°04′20″S 64°06′38″W / 65.07222°S 64.11056°W / -65.07222; -64.11056, which is 46 m north of Elisabethinsel, 100 m southeast of Stego Island, 480 m south of Spatnik Island and 2.43 km west-southwest of the west extremity of Booth Island. British mapping in 2001.

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