Kiev Peninsula

Kiev Peninsula (Bulgarian: полуостров Киев, romanizedpoluostrov 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.

Location of Kiev Peninsula in Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula.

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.[1] Mount Demaria is found on the west coast of the peninsula.[2]


Kiev Peninsula is centred at 65°15′00″S 63°41′00″W / 65.25000°S 63.68333°W / -65.25000; -63.68333Coordinates: 65°15′00″S 63°41′00″W / 65.25000°S 63.68333°W / -65.25000; -63.68333. British mapping in 1976.


  • 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.


  1. ^ Kiev Peninsula. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
  2. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Demaria, Mount". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)


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The mountains of western Kiev Peninsula from Petermann Island

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