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Alka Island
Alka Island is located in Antarctica
Alka Island
Alka Island
Location in Antarctica
Alka Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Alka Island
Alka Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 63°53′18″S 60°54′25″W / 63.88833°S 60.90694°W / -63.88833; -60.90694
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 250 m (820 ft)
Width 110 m (360 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Alka Island (Bulgarian: остров Алка) is the 250 m long in west–east direction and 110 m wide rocky island lying in Belimel Bay on the southwest coast of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It is “named after the ocean fishing trawler Alka 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

Alka Island is located at 63°53′18″S 60°54′25″W / 63.88833°S 60.90694°W / -63.88833; -60.90694, which is 1.7 km north of Asencio Point, 3.43 km south of Bulnes Point, 2.4 km south-southwest of Tizoin Point and 145 m north-northwest of Glarus Island. British mapping in 1978.

Maps

  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 – W 63 60. Tolworth, UK, 1978.
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