Sandwich Islands

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Sandwich Islands:

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, 50th state of the United States, comprising a group of eight major islands and numerous islets in the central Pacific Ocean, c.2,100 mi (3,380 km) SW of San Francisco. Facts and Figures

Area, 6,450 sq mi (16,706 sq km). Pop.
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Al-Jaafari renewed Syria's support for Argentina's rights to the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas so as to ensure respect for the principle of territorial integrity of Argentina and end this form of British colonial settlement in those islands which closely resembles the Israeli settlement in the Palestinian and Syrian territories.
Which state of the USA was formerly known as the Sandwich Islands? 5.
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Environmentalists are urging the United Kingdom to establish the South Sandwich Islands on the edge of Antarctica as a sanctuary to protect one of the earth's last wilderness areas.
The space between A-68 and Larsen C is widening and researchers expect that the berg will stay close to the continent while traveling northeast toward the south Sandwich Islands, ( reported BBC .
Argentina and the UK went to war over two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic - the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
The quake's epicenter was 61 miles (98 km) northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago, a British overseas territory.
All this technology can be undone if the weather is bad - as it was in Antarctica to film the world's largest colony of Chinstrap penguins on Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands.
and Argentina began on April 2, 1982 and focused on control of two British overseas territories in the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It ended with an Argentine surrender on June 14, 1982, restoring the islands to British control.
Among these are the present-day 14 overseas territories (Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Monserrat; Pitcairn Islands; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; South Georgia and Sandwich Islands; and the Turks and Caicos Islands) and three British dependencies (Isle of Man, and the Baliwicks of Jersey and Guernsey).
He successfully completed the first west-east circumnavigation in high latitudes, charted Tonga and Easter Island, discovered New Caledonia in the Pacific, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia in the Atlantic.