Tsepina Cove

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Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands.
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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Tsepina Cove (Bulgarian : залив Цепина, ‘Zaliv Tsepina’ \'za-liv 'tse-pi-na\) is the 1 km wide cove indenting for 850 m the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is entered south of Galiche Rock off Somovit Point, and north of Batuliya Point.

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Robert Island island of the South Shetland Islands in the Southern Ocean

Robert Island or Mitchells Island or Polotsk Island or Roberts Island is an island 11 miles (18 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide, situated between Nelson Island and Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Robert Island is located at 62°24′S59°30′W. Surface area 132 km2 (51 sq mi). The name "Robert Island" dates back to around 1821 and is now established in international usage.

South Shetland Islands A group of islands north of the Antarctic Peninsula

The South Shetland Islands are a group of Antarctic islands with a total area of 3,687 square kilometres (1,424 sq mi). They lie about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of the Antarctic Peninsula, and between 430 kilometres (270 mi) to 900 kilometres (560 mi) south-west from the nearest point of the South Orkney Islands. By the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the islands' sovereignty is neither recognized nor disputed by the signatories and they are free for use by any signatory for non-military purposes.

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The feature is named after the medieval fortress of Tsepina in southern Bulgaria.

Tsepina castle and town in the western Rhodope mountains, southern Bulgaria, now in ruins

Tsepina was a castle and town in the western Rhodope mountains, southern Bulgaria, now in ruins. It is 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the Dorkovo village in the north-eastern part of the Chepinska valley. Tsepina is 317 metres (1,040 ft) above sea level.

Location

Tsepina Cove is located at 62°24′07″S59°21′10″W / 62.40194°S 59.35278°W / -62.40194; -59.35278 Coordinates: 62°24′07″S59°21′10″W / 62.40194°S 59.35278°W / -62.40194; -59.35278 . Bulgarian mapping in 2009.

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Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research organization

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Antarctic Place-names Commission

The Antarctic Place-names Commission was established by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute in 1994, and since 2001 has been a body affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.


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