Kiev Peninsula (Bulgarian: полуостров Киев, romanized: poluostrov Kiev, IPA: [poɫuˈɔstrof ˈkiɛf]) is the predominantly ice-covered, oval shaped peninsula projecting 35 km in northwest direction from the west side of Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula. It is bounded by Flandres Bay to the northeast and Beascochea Bay to the southwest, and separated from Wilhelm Archipelago to the northwest by Lemaire Channel and Penola Strait. The peninsula's north extremity Cape Renard divides Graham Coast to the southwest from Danco Coast to the northeast.
The peninsula is named by the Antarctic Place-names Commission after the Bulgarian spelling of Kyiv, capital city of Ukraine, in connection with the Ukrainian Antarctic base Vernadsky situated on nearby Galindez Island. Mount Demaria is found on the west coast of the peninsula.
- British Antarctic Territory. Scale 1:200000 topographic map. DOS 610 Series, Sheet W 65 62. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Tolworth, UK, 1976.
- Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
- Kiev Peninsula. Copernix satellite image
This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.
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