Mechka Island facts for kids
|Area||15.9 ha (39 acres)|
|Length||875 m (2,871 ft)|
|Width||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
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.
Mechka Island is located at Coordinates: , 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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