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Bodloperka Island
Bodloperka Island is located in Antarctica
Bodloperka Island
Bodloperka Island
Location in Antarctica
Bodloperka Island is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Bodloperka Island
Bodloperka Island
Location in Antarctic Peninsula
Location of Bodloperka Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 65°04′04″S 64°09′32″W / 65.06778°S 64.15889°W / -65.06778; -64.15889
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 22.43 ha (55.4 acres)
Length 688 m (2,257 ft)
Width 473 m (1,552 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Bodloperka Island (Bulgarian: остров Бодлоперка) is the partly ice-free island 688 m long in south-southwest to north-northeast direction and 473 m wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 22.43 ha.

The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling an emperor angelfish ('bodloperka' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.

Location

Bodloperka Island is located at 65°04′04″S 64°09′32″W / 65.06778°S 64.15889°W / -65.06778; -64.15889, which is 650 m northwest of Stego Island, 2.3 km east-southeast of Skoba Island, 640 m south-southeast of Sprey Island and 175 m west of Tsankov Island. British mapping in 2001.

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