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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He wants the UK to fully protect the area, starting with the creation of a no-take zone around the South Sandwich Islands to prevent fishing, and increased environmental protection around neighbouring South Georgia.
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.
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.
The Sandwich Islands missionaries are pious, hardworking; hard-praying; self-sacrificing; hospitable; devoted to the well-being of this people and the interests of Protestantism; bigoted; puritanical; slow; ignorant of all white human nature and natural ways of men, except the remnant of these things that are left in their own class or profession; old fogy-fifty years behind the age; uncharitable toward the weaknesses of the flesh; considering all short comings, faults, and failings in the light of crimes, and having no mercy and no foregiveness for such (Twain 1966, 4).
The Sandwich Islands Mission and the Foreign Mission School of the ABCFM owe their origin to Mills and his friendship with Henry Obookiah.
Far more numerous are the penguins and other seabirds that make South Georgia and the neighbouring South Sandwich Islands such an important location for wildlife.
More surprising perhaps were Tone's multiple memos to the British government outlining his ideas for a colonial project involving the Sandwich Islands in the South Pacific.
These samples are distinct from normal ocean floor lavas and geochemically identical to the presently active South Sandwich Islands volcanic arc to the east of the Scotia Sea that today forms a barrier to the ACC, diverting it northward.
The Junta said the armed forces "are in combat" to recover the Falkland, Georgia and South Sandwich islands.
The Argentine Government reasserts the imprescriptibly sovereignty rights of the Argentine Republic over the Malvinas, the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas, which are an integral part of its national territory.