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Tyulen Island
Geography
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Wilhelm Archipelago
Area 26.78 ha (66.2 acres)
Length 1 km (0.6 mi)
Width 530 m (1,740 ft)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population uninhabited

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.

Location

Tyulen Island is located at 65°01′03″S 64°07′05″W / 65.01750°S 64.11806°W / -65.01750; -64.11806Coordinates: 65°01′03″S 64°07′05″W / 65.01750°S 64.11806°W / -65.01750; -64.11806, which is 3.2 km southwest of Kalmar Island, 1.4 km northwest of Meduza Island and 135 m northeast of Lamantin Island. British mapping in 2001.

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