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Dzhegov Rock
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Location of Dzhegov Rock
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°04′58.2″S 54°28′21″W / 61.082833°S 54.47250°W / -61.082833; -54.47250
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Length 40 m (130 ft)
Width 30 m (100 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Dzhegov Rock (Bulgarian: Джегова скала, ‘Dzhegova Skala’ \'dzhe-go-va ska-'la\) is the solitary rock in eastern Prince Charles Strait, South Shetland Islands in Antarctica extending 40 m in southeast-northwest direction and 30 m in southwest-northeast direction. It is “named after Captain Simeon Dzhegov (1938-2011), Director in 1987 of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas whose ships operated in the waters of South Georgia, Kerguelen, the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula from 1970 to the early 1990s. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry.”


Dzhegov Rock is located at 61°04′58.2″S 54°28′21″W / 61.082833°S 54.47250°W / -61.082833; -54.47250, which is 1.2 km south-southeast of the west extremity of Cornwallis Island, 700 m west-southwest of its south extremity Gaydarov Point, and 9.9 km east-northeast of Cape Valentine on Elephant Island. British mapping of the area in 1822, 1972 and 2009.


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