Tyulen Island facts for kids
|Area||26.78 ha (66.2 acres)|
|Length||1 km (0.6 mi)|
|Width||530 m (1,740 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Tyulen Island (Bulgarian: остров Тюлен, IPA: [ˈɔstrof tʲuˈlɛn]) is the mostly ice-covered island 1 km long in west-southwest to east-northeast direction and 530 m wide in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Its surface area is 26.78 ha.
The feature is so named because of its shape supposedly resembling a fur seal, 'tyulen' being the Bulgarian for 'seal', and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.
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