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.In 1995, Argentina agreed to no longer seek occupation of South Georgia by force.

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. This makes it the 70th smallest region in the world 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. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Paget (South Georgia) which is 2,934m above tall.

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

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017