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    Sudo Georgia y los Islas Sandwich del Sur Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of the tip of South America

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 54 30 S, 37 00 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Antarctic Region

      Area:
      total: 4,066 sq km
      land: 4,066 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Shag Rocks, Clerke Rocks, Bird Island

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than Rhode Island

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: NA km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: variable, with mostly westerly winds throughout the year interspersed with periods of calm; nearly all precipitation falls as snow

      Terreno: most of the islands, rising steeply from the sea, are rugged and mountainous; South Georgia is largely barren and has steep, glacier-covered mountains; the South Sandwich Islands are of volcanic origin with some active volcanoes

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Paget (South Georgia) 2,915 m

      Recursos Naturales: fish

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (largely covered by permanent ice and snow with some sparse vegetation consisting of grass, moss, and lichen)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 0 sq km (1993)

      Peligros Naturales: the South Sandwich Islands have prevailing weather conditions that generally make them difficult to approach by ship; they are also subject to active volcanism

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: NA

      Nota - geograf�a: the north coast of South Georgia has several large bays, which provide good anchorage; reindeer, introduced early in this century, live on South Georgia

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