South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

n. islands in the South Atlantic Ocean that are a dependent territory of the UK

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands …   Wikipedia

  • South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands — Introduction South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Background: The islands lie approximately 1,000 km east of the Falkland Islands and have been under British administration since 1908 except for a brief period in 1982 when Argentina… …   Universalium

  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — (engl.) Südgeorgien und die Südlichen Sandwichinseln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — noun A British owned territory of inhospitable islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean …   Wiktionary

  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> The islands, which have large bird and seal populations, lie approximately 1,000 km east of the… …   The World Factbook

  • South Sandwich Islands — ▪ islands, Atlantic Ocean       group of actively volcanic islets in the South Atlantic Ocean, north of the Weddell Sea and 470 miles (760 km) southeast of the island of South Georgia. They extend for 190 miles (305 km), occupy 120 square miles… …   Universalium

  • History of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — The history of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is relatively recent. When European explorers found the islands, they were uninhabited, and their hostile climate, mountainous terrain, and remoteness made subsequent settlement… …   Wikipedia

  • Sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — The sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is disputed between the United Kingdom and Argentina. The United Kingdom exercises de facto control, and has done so since the islands were annexed by that country in 1908,… …   Wikipedia

  • Languages of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — The only official language of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is English, and this is spoken by almost everyone on a day to day basis. The islands population is currently transient, and there has never been any native South… …   Wikipedia

  • Foreign relations of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands — The foreign relations of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are managed by the UK Foreign Office. There is no native population on any of the islands, and the only inhabitants are the British Government Officer, scientists, and support… …   Wikipedia

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