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Feniks Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Palmer Archipelago
Length 230 m (750 ft)
Width 170 m (560 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Feniks Island (Bulgarian: остров Феникс, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ˈfɛniks]) is the 230 m long in west–east direction and 170 m wide in south–north direction rocky island lying off Spert Island on the southwest side of Trinity Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. It is “named after the ocean fishing trawler Feniks 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.”

Location

Feniks Island is located at 63°49′36.5″S 60°57′53″W / 63.826806°S 60.96472°W / -63.826806; -60.96472Coordinates: 63°49′36.5″S 60°57′53″W / 63.826806°S 60.96472°W / -63.826806; -60.96472, which is 4.75 km northeast of Bulnes Point, 1.38 km northwest of Melanita Island and 7.6 km west of Romero Point. British mapping in 1978.

Maps

  • British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 – W 63 60. Tolworth, UK, 1978.
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