Aspis Island facts for kids
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
|Highest elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Aspis Island is a small, low-lying, ice-free island rising to 15 metres (49 ft), easternmost in the Dunbar group off the northwest coast of Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.
The feature is named after the Aspis, a small musical dragon, often portrayed in medieval literature.
Aspis Island is centred at Zavala Island and 1.59 km (0.99 mi) south-southwest of Williams Point (British mapping in 1968, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).which is 520 m (570 yd) west by north of Gargoyle Bastion, 670 m (730 yd) north of Organpipe Point, 800 m (870 yd) northeast of
- L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN: 978-954-92032-6-4
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN: 978-619-90008-3-0
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