- South Shetland Islands
a group of islands in the British Antarctic Territory, N of the Antarctic Peninsula: formerly a dependency of the Falkland Islands; claimed by Argentina and Chile.
* * *island group forming part of the British Antarctic Territory in the Drake Passage of the South Atlantic Ocean. Lying 90 miles (150 km) north of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, the islands extend for 320 miles (510 km) and have a total area of 1,800 square miles (4,700 square km). Their main use has been for whaling and sealing activities (1906–31) and for Antarctic exploration bases (notably on Deception Island). Barren and snow-covered, the islands were sighted by the sealer William Smith in 1819 and are uninhabited.
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South Shetland Islands — group of British islands in the South Atlantic, south of South America: 1,800 sq mi (4,662 sq km) … English World dictionary
South Shetland Islands — [ saʊθ ʃetlənd aɪləndz], antarktische Inselgruppe, Süd Shetland Inseln … Universal-Lexikon
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South Shetland Islands — South′ Shet′land Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands in the British Antarctic Territory, N of the Antarctic Peninsula: formerly a dependency of the Falkland Islands; claimed by Argentina and Chile … From formal English to slang
South Shetland Islands — /saʊθ ˈʃɛtlənd/ (say sowth shetluhnd) plural noun a group of islands in the South Atlantic, part of British Antarctic Territory. 4662 km2 … Australian English dictionary
South Shetland Islands — a group of islands in the British Antarctic Territory, N of the Antarctic Peninsula: formerly a dependency of the Falkland Islands; claimed by Argentina and Chile … Useful english dictionary
South Shetland Islands — geographical name British islands S Atlantic SE of Cape Horn off tip of Antarctic Peninsula … New Collegiate Dictionary
South Shetland Islands — noun A group of islands in the Antarctic Circle, lying north of the Antarctic Peninsula … Wiktionary
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