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Alfeus Island
Smith-Island-Map-2010.jpg
Topographic map of Smith Island
Alfeus Island is located in Antarctica
Alfeus Island
Alfeus Island
Location in Antarctica
Alfeus Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Alfeus Island
Alfeus Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°52′12.4″S 62°18′53″W / 62.870111°S 62.31472°W / -62.870111; -62.31472
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 310 m (1,020 ft)
Width 120 m (390 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Alfeus Island (Bulgarian: остров Алфеус) is the 310 m long in west-southwest to east-northeast direction and 120 m wide rocky island lying off the north coast of Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

The island is “named after the ocean fishing trawler Alfeus of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.”

Location

Alfeus Island is located at 62°52′12.4″S 62°18′53″W / 62.870111°S 62.31472°W / -62.870111; -62.31472, which is 660 m northwest of Cape Smith, 3.7 km east-northeast of Delyan Point and 1.06 km east-southeast of Barlow Island. Bulgarian mapping in 2018.

Maps

  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017; updated 2018.
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