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Taralezh Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 6.71 ha (16.6 acres)
Length 470 m (1,540 ft)
Width 232 m (761 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Taralezh Island (Bulgarian: остров Таралеж) is the partly ice-free island 470 m long in west–east direction and 232 km wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 6.71 ha.

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


Taralezh Island is located at 65°03′44″S 64°06′27″W / 65.06222°S 64.10750°W / -65.06222; -64.10750Coordinates: 65°03′44″S 64°06′27″W / 65.06222°S 64.10750°W / -65.06222; -64.10750, which is 45 m north of Spatnik Island, 2.4 km east-southeast of Sprey Island, 1.67 km southwest of Revolver Island and 2.54 km west-northwest of the west extremity of Booth Island. British mapping in 2001.


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