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Aurelia Island
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Location of Low Island in the South Shetland Islands
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 300 m (1,000 ft)
Width 190 m (620 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Aurelia Island (Bulgarian: остров Аурелия, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ɐoˈrɛlijɐ]) is the 390 m long in west–east direction and 190 m wide rocky island lying off Limets Peninsula in northern Low Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Its coastline is highly indented.

The island is "named after the ocean fishing trawler Aurelia of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas that operated in Antarctic waters off South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands during its fishing trip under Captain Ivan Presnakov from September 1977 to April 1978. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry."

Location

Aurelia Island is located at 63°13′49″S 62°12′09″W / 63.23028°S 62.20250°W / -63.23028; -62.20250Coordinates: 63°13′49″S 62°12′09″W / 63.23028°S 62.20250°W / -63.23028; -62.20250, which is 200 m northeast of Cape Wallace and 1.2 km southwest of Beslen Island. British mapping in 2009.

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