Tsamblak Hill

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South Beaches on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, with Camp Byers in the foreground, and left to right Tsamblak Hill, Negro Hill and Dometa Point in the background

Tsamblak Hill (Bulgarian : хълм Цамблак, ‘Halm Tsamblak’ \'h&lm 'tsam-blak\) is a rocky hill trending 900 m in north-south direction, 450 m wide and rising to 113 m in eastern Byers Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It surmounts Bedek Stream on the east, Feya Tarn on the south-southwest and Eridanus Stream on the west.

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The hill is named after the Bulgarian scholar and Metropolitan of Kiev, Grigoriy Tsamblak (1365–1420).

Location

Tsamblak Hill is located at 62°38′20.6″S61°00′12″W / 62.639056°S 61.00333°W / -62.639056; -61.00333 Coordinates: 62°38′20.6″S61°00′12″W / 62.639056°S 61.00333°W / -62.639056; -61.00333 which is 1.73 km north of Negro Hill, 1.45 km south of Sparadok Point, and 4.23 km east of Chester Cone (Spanish mapping in 1992 and Bulgarian in 2009 and 2017).

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Eridanus Stream Antarctic stream

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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.