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Location of Bilyana Island in the South Shetland Islands
Bilyana Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Bilyana Island
Bilyana Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Bilyana Island is located in Antarctica
Bilyana Island
Bilyana Island
Location in Antarctica
Location of Bilyana Island
Geography
Coordinates 62°23′05″S 59°45′47″W / 62.38472°S 59.76306°W / -62.38472; -59.76306
Archipelago Aitcho group
Area 10 ha (25 acres)
Length 450 m (1,480 ft)
Width 900 m (3,000 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System


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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Bilyana Island (Bulgarian: остров Биляна) is an ice-free island in the Aitcho group on the west side of English Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Extending 450 by 290 m (490 by 320 yd), surface area 10 hectares (25 acres). The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The island's name derives from Bilyana, a name from Bulgarian music folklore.

Location

The midpoint is located at 62°23′05″S 59°45′47″W / 62.38472°S 59.76306°W / -62.38472; -59.76306 and the island is lying 100 m (110 yd) south of Jorge Island, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) north-northwest of Barrientos Island and 1.45 km (0.90 mi) northeast of Emeline Island (Bulgarian mapping in 2009).

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