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Zverino Island
Zverino Island (in the background, on the left) from Miziya Peak, Livingston Island
Location Antarctica
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Zverino Island (Bulgarian: остров Зверино) is the largest and westernmost island in the Meade group lying in the north entrance to McFarlane Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is extending 1.2 km (0.75 mi) by 700 m (2,300 ft), with surface area of 48 hectares (120 acres), and is snow-free in summer.

The island is named after the settlement of Zverino in Western Bulgaria.


Zverino Island is located is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) east of Williams Point and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) northeast of Ficheto Point on Livingston Island, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) west of Duff Point on Greenwich Island, and is separated from neighbouring Cave Island to the east-northeast by the 110-metre (360 ft) wide Glogovo Passage. British mapping in 1935 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009.


Topographic map of Livingston Island featuring Zverino Island
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