Oescus Island facts for kids
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
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Oescus Island (Bulgarian: остров Ескус) is the low ice-free island in the Onogur group off the northwest coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica extending 380 m in southeast-northwest direction and 40 m wide. The feature comprises two parts connected by a spit, and is separated from Redina Island, Kovach Island and Leeve Island by passages 120 m, 160 m and 130 m wide respectively.
The island is named after the ancient Roman town of Oescus in Northern Bulgaria.
Oescus Island is located at, which is 1.42 km north of Misnomer Point and 890 m west of Shipot Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.
- L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN: 978-954-92032-6-4 (Second edition 2010, ISBN: 978-954-92032-9-5)
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