Irnik Point

Irnik Point (Named after one of Attila's son, Ernak.)(Bulgarian: нос Ирник, ‘Nos Irnik’ \'nos ir-'nik\) is the ice-free southwest entrance point to Brauro Cove on the northwest coast of Snow Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is situated 3.5 km southwest of Cape Timblón, 2 km southwest of Mezdra Point, and 7.4 km northeast of Byewater Point.

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

The point is named after the legendary Khan Irnik listed in the 8th Century ‘Nominalia of the Bulgarian Khans’.

LocationEdit

Irnik Point is located at 62°43′37″S 61°22′20″W / 62.72694°S 61.37222°W / -62.72694; -61.37222Coordinates: 62°43′37″S 61°22′20″W / 62.72694°S 61.37222°W / -62.72694; -61.37222. British mapping in 1968, Bulgarian in 2009.

MapEdit

  • 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
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0

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