Where is South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands?

Located in Southern South America, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is an island nation. It has a 156.00 km coastline. In 1995, Argentina agreed to no longer seek occupation of South Georgia by force.

King Edward Point is the capital of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It became the capital in 1908, and it is an overseas territory of Britain. The city is located on the northeastern Coast of South Georgia Island.

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is an Antarctican country covering 3,903.00 km2. The area?includes Shag Rocks, Black Rock, Clerke Rocks, South Georgia Island, Bird Island, and the 11 islands of South Sandwich. and slightly larger than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 54 30 S, 37 00 W and Grytviken is the capital city.

Its ISO code is GS.

The currency of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is the Pound (GBP).

Geography

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a hot climate characterized by seasonal variations of rainfall. The terrain of the islands is rugged and mountainous, at times being barren.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are part of the British overseas territories. The territory depends politically on the UK. The government in the Islands is a dependent on the constitutional monarchy. The territory is uninhabited with most of the people going there for research duties. The population was estimated at 30. There are no elections held in the territory as it does not have any residents. The territory also does not send representatives to the Cabinet or the House of Representatives in the UK.

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Flag

The flag of the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a blue flag with the Union Jack at the canton side of the flag and the coat of arms on the fly. The blue flag containing the Union Jack is the flag used by territories associated with the United Kingdom. The coat of arms of the territory was officially adopted in 1992, and in 1993 it was added to the blue ensign and used as a flag. The civil commissioner uses a different variant of the flag having a Union Jack with the coat of arms in a white disc in the middle. The coat of arms is made up of a shield having a lion holding a lantern. On the right side of the shield, holding the shield is a Macaroni Penguin and on the left side a fur seal. At the top of the shield is a Reindeer and at the bottom is a yellow banner with the motto “Leo Terram Propriam Protegat” which translates to let the lion protect its land.

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