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Welcome Islands

This article is about the islands off the coast of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. For the islands in Ontario, see Welcome Islands (Lake Superior).
Welcome Islands

53°58′S 37°29′W / 53.967°S 37.483°W / -53.967; -37.483

Archipelago South Georgia
Highest elevation 88 m (289 ft)
United Kingdom
Population Uninhabited

The Welcome Islands are a small rocky archipelago to the north of the main island of South Georgia. They are to the east of Bird Island.

They are 4 miles (6.4 km) west-northwest of Cape Buller, off the north coast of South Georgia. These islands were discovered by Captain James Cook in 1775. The name dates back to at least 1912 and is now well established.

The highest point in the islands is 88 m (289 ft)

See also


  • Map of Willis Islands, Bird Island and Welcome Islands


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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Welcome Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).Template:SGSSI

Coordinates: 53°58′S 37°29′W / 53.967°S 37.483°W / -53.967; -37.483

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