Antarctic Geographical Names Commission

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Practical work for the commission

The Commission for Antarctic Geographical Names ( Bulgarian Komisija po antarktitscheskite naimenowanija Комисия по антарктическите наименования) is a Bulgarian commission to recommend names for parts of Antarctica . The commission was set up by the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute in 1994 and has been subordinate to the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2001.

In 2018 there were 19,788 geographical names in Antarctica, including the 1,433 names given by Bulgaria. Descriptions of the Bulgarian Antarctic names are published in the International Toponymic Lexicon of Antarctica (English Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica ) run by the International Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research .

The commission prepared the first Bulgarian topographic map of Livingston Island and published it in 2005.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica : Home. (English)