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Kosatka Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 8.86 ha (21.9 acres)
Length 653 m (2,142 ft)
Width 195 m (640 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Kosatka Island (Bulgarian: остров Косатка, IPA: [ˈɔstrof koˈsatkɐ]) is the mostly ice-covered island 653 m long in west–east direction and 195 m wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 8.86 ha.

The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling a killer whale ('kosatka' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.


Kosatka Island is located at 64°59′57″S 64°02′06″W / 64.99917°S 64.03500°W / -64.99917; -64.03500Coordinates: 64°59′57″S 64°02′06″W / 64.99917°S 64.03500°W / -64.99917; -64.03500, which is 6.3 km northwest of Booth Island, 3.18 km northeast of Meduza Island, 1.24 km southeast of Kalmar Island, and 7.37 km west of Kril Island in the Wauwermans Islands group. British mapping in 2001.


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