Goritsa Rocks

Goritsa Rocks (Bulgarian: скали Горица, romanizedskali Goritsa, IPA: [skɐˈli ɡoˈrit͡sɐ]) are the two contiguous rocks in Zed Islands off Varna Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands extending 330 m in northwest-southeast direction and 70 m wide. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers.

Goritsa Rocks
Location of Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Goritsa Rocks is located in Antarctica
Goritsa Rocks
Goritsa Rocks
Location of Goritsa Rocks
Goritsa Rocks is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Goritsa Rocks
Goritsa Rocks
Goritsa Rocks (Antarctic Peninsula)
Coordinates62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694Coordinates: 62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694
ArchipelagoSouth Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The rocks are named after the settlements of Goritsa in Northeastern and Southeastern Bulgaria.


Goritsa Rocks are centred at 62°25′32″S 60°09′25″W / 62.42556°S 60.15694°W / -62.42556; -60.15694 and situated 100 m east-northeast of Dlagnya Rocks and 2.82 km west-southwest of Pyramid Island. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian mapping in 2009.


  • Livingston Island to King George Island. Scale 1:200000. Admiralty Nautical Chart 1776. Taunton: UK Hydrographic Office, 1968.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4 (Second edition 2010, ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5)
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.


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

Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island