South Sandwich Islands
Location: 56°18' to 59°28'S : 26°14' to 28°11'W This group is a chain of eleven small volcanic islands stretched out over 390 km. They cover an area of 310 km² with the highest elevation being Mt. Belinda, on Montague Island, at a height of 1375 m. The group is 80% glacierized. First sighted in 1775, the first to land were sealers in 1818. They are uninhabited, although scientific personnel have wintered over. They are claimed as British territory and are part of the inclusive territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The islands are also claimed by Argentina as part of the Islas del Atlántico Sur. This category contains Internet sites that are about or located on the South Sandwich Islands.
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