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Kostov Island
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Location Antarctica
Archipelago South Orkney Islands
Area 4 ha (9.9 acres)
Length 380 m (1,250 ft)
Width 210 m (690 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Kostov Island (Bulgarian: Костов остров, IPA: [ˈkɔstof ˈɔstrof]) is the 380 m long in south-north direction and 210 m wide rocky island with surface area of 4 hectares (9.9 acres) lying in Lewthwaite Strait off the east coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. It is "named after Captain Kosyo Kostov, commander of the ocean fishing trawler Afala of the Bulgarian company Ocean Fisheries – Burgas during its fishing trips to Antarctic waters off South Georgia from March to August 1985 and in the 1985/86 season. The Bulgarian fishermen, along with those of the Soviet Union, Poland and East Germany are the pioneers of modern Antarctic fishing industry."


Kostov Island is located at 60°42′47″S 45°09′12″W / 60.71306°S 45.15333°W / -60.71306; -45.15333Coordinates: 60°42′47″S 45°09′12″W / 60.71306°S 45.15333°W / -60.71306; -45.15333, which is 1.75 km north-northeast of the southeast extremity of Coronation Island, 2.48 km south of the northeast entrance point of Spence Harbour, and 4.3 km west-southwest of Cape Disappointment on Powell Island. British mapping in 1963.


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