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    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Index 2006

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    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
      conventional short form: none

      Dependency status:
      overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina; administered from the Falkland Islands by a commissioner, who is concurrently governor of the Falkland Islands, representing Queen ELIZABETH II; Grytviken - formerly a whaling station on South Georgia - is a scientific base

      Legal system:
      the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply; the senior magistrate from the Falkland Islands presides over the Magistrates Court

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)

      Flag description:
      blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms features a shield with a golden lion centered; the shield is supported by a fur seal on the left and a penguin on the right; a reindeer appears above the shield, and below it on a scroll is the motto LEO TERRAM PROPRIAM PROTEGAT (Let the Lion Protect its Own Land)


      NOTE: The information regarding South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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