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Q: What is Latitude and Longitude of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands?

A: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands lies on the geographical coordinates of 54 30' 0" S, 37 0' 0" W.

Latitude and Longitude of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in other units:

Unit Latitude Longitude
Latitude and Longitude to decimals -54.5 -37.0
Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds 54 30' 0" S 37 0' 0" W
   
Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference
UTM Northing:3959005.187967051 Easting:629514.5132990729 Zone:24F


More detail about South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Remains without Local Inhabitants

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, also documented as SGSSI, is a part of the British overseas territories. It is located in the southern Atlantic Ocean in a remote spot seemingly inhospitable. The group of islands consists of South Georgia as well as a chain of islands that are smaller. This smaller chain is known as the South Sandwich Islands.

There are local inhabitants on these islands. The only inhabitants are individuals that belong to the British government. There are scientists and support staff present, the British government officer and the Deputy Postmaster.

The weather in these areas, although parts of the islands can be quite beautiful, is generally cold. They have a maritime climate and it is variable, unpredictable and harsh. Even if there were local inhabitants on the island, they would be highly restricted as to how they would make an income.

The economic activity on any of these islands is completely limited. They take in revenues from fishing licenses which make up 90% of the funds brought in. There is some revenue brought in from the sales of postage stamps and coins as well as some from tourism, harbor dues and customs.

The bulk of the fishing trade takes place around South Georgia. The fishing licenses are sold pertaining to the Patagonian toothfish, krill, and cod icefish. These licenses bring in millions of pounds per year. This money is generally spent on the research and protection of the fishery. This industry is highly regulated and managed according to the rules listed with the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources system.

In the most recent years, tourism has become a larger industry in these islands. There are many cruise ships and yachts that visit these areas. There is revenue to be made with souvenirs and with landing charges. There are about four to six weeks where these ships travel the islands but these are highly regulated as well.

As it stands, there will be no local inhabitants for these islands but it will remain in use for those that work for the government, fishing or tourism industries.

 

 



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