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Map of the South Orkney Islands
Location of Angelov Island
|Archipelago||South Orkney Islands|
|Area||17 ha (42 acres)|
|Length||700 m (2,300 ft)|
|Width||530 m (1,740 ft)|
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Angelov Island (Bulgarian: Ангелов остров) is a rocky island in the Larsen Islands group on the west side of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. It is 700 m long, in the south-north direction, and 530 m wide, with an area of 17 hectares (42 acres). It is named after Captain Kosyo Angelov (1948-2005), commander of the ocean fishing trawler Argonavt of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas during its fishing trip to Antarctic waters off South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands from December 1978 to July 1979. Apart from trawling, the ship carried an onboard scientific team which undertook fisheries research. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany, are pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.
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