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Cacho Island
Topographic map of Livingston, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands; Cacho Island is shown as linked to Snow Island by a tiny isthmus that exists no longer
Cacho Island is located in Antarctica
Cacho Island
Cacho Island
Location in Antarctica
Cacho Island is located in South Shetland Islands
Cacho Island
Cacho Island
Location in South Shetland Islands
Location of Cacho Island
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°49′57.4″S 61°28′35″W / 62.832611°S 61.47639°W / -62.832611; -61.47639
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Area 19 ha (47 acres)
Length 750 m (2,460 ft)
Width 350 m (1,150 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Cacho Island (Bulgarian: остров Качо) is the conspicuous 250 m long in east-west direction and 100 m wide rocky island separated by a 160 m wide passage from Aktinia Beach on the southwest coast of Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands. Surface area 1.63 ha. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

The feature is named after the Spanish physicist, polar explorer and author Javier Cacho Gómez, participant in the 1986/87 Spanish Antarctic expedition and base commander at Juan Carlos I base in subsequent seasons, for his contribution to the promotion of Antarctica and support for the Bulgarian Antarctic programme.


Cacho Island is located at 62°49′57.4″S 61°28′35″W / 62.832611°S 61.47639°W / -62.832611; -61.47639, which is 315 m south of Rebrovo Point and 2.5 km west-northwest of Cape Conway. Bulgarian mapping in 2009 and 2017.


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