Tuesday, 5 April 2016

SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is a remote and inhospitable collection of islands, consisting of South Georgia and a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands. South Georgia is 165 kilometres (103 mi) long and 1 to 35 km (1 to 22 miles) wide and is by far the largest island in the territory. The South Sandwich Islands lie about 700 kilometres (430 mi) southeast of South Georgia. The total land area of the territory is 3,903 square kilometres (1,507 sq mi).
There is no native population on the islands; the present inhabitants are the British Government Officer, Deputy Postmaster, scientists, and support staff from the British Antarctic Survey who maintain scientific bases at Bird Island and at the capital, King Edward Point, as well as museum staff at nearby Grytviken.
 The territory of "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands" was formed in 1985; previously it had been governed as part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.



These beautiful covers arranged by my good friend Glenys from Falkland Island. Philately is one of the main income source of these islands. The stamps of SG&SSI are beautiful in design and thematic too. The covers posted on February 26, 2016 and received in my hands on April 04, 2016. Thank You Glenys for the perfect covers from South Georgia. 

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