Asked in Society and Civilization
What is the population of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands?
After the Argentinians withdrew their claim to the islands and returned to their country the small military garrison on South Georgia withdrew in March 2001 replaced by a permanent group of scientists of the British Antarctic Survey, which also has a biological station on Bird Island; the South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited. The South Georgia Island is a British territory located in the mid Atlantic Ocean ridge. According to the 2006 information, this Island has a population of only 30. ...
Asked in Explorers and Expeditions, James Cook
When did Captain James Cook name the islands the Sandwich Islands?
The Hawaiian Islands were named Sandwich Islands by James Cook in the 1770s. Other Islands similarly named by Cook were Efate Island in The Republic of Vanuatu (Sandwich Island) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. ...
Asked in Antarctica, Deserts
Does South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands have deserts?
The British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has no deserts. It is a polar climate with about 59 inches of snow per year. ...
Asked in Argentina, Islands
What is the group of islands southeast of Argentina?
The Falkland Islands (British overseas territory) are off southern Argentina. The islands farther SE are South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. ...
Asked in Africa, South America
Which country is farthest south?
Antarctica is farthest south, but if you don't count that as a country for some reason because it doesn't have a permanent population, then part of the UK, specifically South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, are the farthest south, followed closely by points in Chile, Argentina, and islands of Australia. ...
Asked in Atlantic Ocean
What are the Atlantic ocean islands off the coast of Argentina?
The Falkland Islands (British) are off the coast of Argentins, with South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands further out in the South Atlantic Ocean. ...
Asked in Oceans and Seas
Is South Georgia Island part of the Atlantic Ocean?
No, the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are Islands. Only seawater is part of the Atlantic Ocean. ...
Asked in History of England, United Kingdom
Which islands in latin america are territories of the united kingdom?
If you take the region as a whole I would say Anquilla Bermuda British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Falkland Islands Montserrat South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands ...
Asked in James Cook, Islands
Were the Hawaii islands ever called the sandwich islands?
Cook named the Hawaiian Islands the Sandwich Islands in honor of one of his sponsors, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. There are many references to Cook and the Sandwich Islands at the History of Mankind site in the related link. ...
What are the original names of the hawaiian islands?
When the Hawaiian islands were discovered by Captain Cook, he named them The Sandwich Islands after Earl Sandwich. ...
Asked in Volcanoes
The South Sandwich Islands are largely uninhabited because of the volcanoes and poor weather How did these islands form?
They formed due to the volcanic activity in the area.
Asked in South Africa, Africa, South America, South Pole
Africa is closer to Antarctica than South America?
The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are closer to Antarctica than to any other continent. ...
Asked in Islands, South America
What island group is off the east coast of southern South America?
The closest islands are the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) off the coast of Argentina, which are administered by the United Kingdom. The UK also claims the South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney, and South Shetland Islands farther to the east or south. ...