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|1. Photos and Pictures
|2. In the News
|3. Videos & Movie Clips
|4. Posts from the Blogosphere
|5. Full Interactive Map
|6. Best Books
|7. A Little Introduction
First, Pictures and Photos
Let's see what South Georgia Island photographers are snapping, clicking and posting around the great nation of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, right now!Photos from flickr
Second, Latest News & Views!
Let's see what's happening in and around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and stay in quick touch with news, reports and analysis on the top newspapers and journals, as it happens right now!
Third, Of course, Videos & Movie Clips
Let's watch the hottest and some of the most amazing internet videos and movies being uploaded by South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands video buffs! We've already selected some great ones for you, but you can always search for more using the video search box below. To see a video, just click on a video to watch it live right now on this webpage!
Fourth, The Blogosphere
Let's read what citizen journalists and bloggers are writing, commenting and speaking their minds about in these Top South Georgia Island Blog posts about now. You may as well wish to visit one of these great South Georgia Island bloggers and leave a comment there!
Fifth, The Map
Still can't get enough of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands ? Let's explore what else is there in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and learn more about its geography, topography and terrain on this interactive map. To see it bigger, check out our full screen Map of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Meanwhile, Let's Zoom in and out and pan across this South Georgia Island map!
Sixth... Don't forget Bestselling books
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Seventh... A little introduction of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The Capital of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is King Edward Point. A person from South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is called South Georgia Island.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, also claimed by Argentina as part of Tierra del Fuego province (because of that, some of the islands also have Spanish names). They are administered from the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish) by UK civil commissioner Howard Pearce, representing Queen Elizabeth II. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. Since 1982, the territory celebrates Liberation Day on June 14. A constitution was adopted October 3, 1985, when the islands became a separate overseas territory, after having been administratively a part of the Falkland Islands. The legal system is based on English Common Law.
The territory measures 4066 km² in area. The main base (British Antarctic Survey Research Station) and seat of the Marine Officer to whom local government is delegated is King Edward Point, at Cumberland East Bay, near the island's "capital" and former Norwegian whaling station of Grytviken, with a maximum accommodation of 18 persons (the winter population is 8 on the average). There is a second base, biological research station Bird Island, at Jordan Cove on the Bird Island 4 km off the western tip of the main island, which can accommodate up to 8 persons but is not continuously occupied. The winter population is 3 to 4 on the average. The total population of the territory therefore ranges from 11 or 12 in winter to a maximum of 26 in summer.
Some fishing takes place in adjacent waters. There is a potential source of income from harvesting fin fish and krill. The islands receive income from postage stamps produced in the UK. The territory has revenues of less than $300,000 against expenditures of nearly $500,000. The territory uses data code SX, and has the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .gs.
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