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 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. Surface area 132 km2 (51 sq mi). The name "Robert Island" dates back to around 1821 and is now established in international usage.
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.
The feature is named after the medieval fortress of Tsepina in southern Bulgaria.
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.
Tsepina Cove is located at Coordinates: . Bulgarian mapping in 2009.
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Somovit Point is a point on the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica projecting 500 m into Bransfield Strait between Kruni Cove and Tsepina Cove.
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