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Mechka Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 15.9 ha (39 acres)
Length 875 m (2,871 ft)
Width 350 m (1,150 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

Mechka Island (Bulgarian: остров Мечка, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ˈmɛt͡ʃkɐ]) is the mostly ice-covered island extending 875 m in southwest–northeast direction and 350 m in south–north direction in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 15.9 ha.

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

Location

Mechka Island is located at 65°00′17″S 64°00′10″W / 65.00472°S 64.00278°W / -65.00472; -64.00278Coordinates: 65°00′17″S 64°00′10″W / 65.00472°S 64.00278°W / -65.00472; -64.00278, which is 4.96 km north-northwest of Booth Island, 3.12 km northeast of Raketa Island, 50 m south of Mishka Island, and 5.6 km southwest of Kril Island in the Wauwermans Islands group. British mapping in 2001.

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