Antipodes Islands


Antipodes Islands

▪ islands, New Zealand
      outlying island group of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean, 350 miles (560 km) southeast of South Island, comprising a central island (5 by 3 miles [8 by 5 km]) and several islets. The total land area is 24 square miles (62 sq km). Coastal cliffs flank an interior that rises to 1,320 feet (402 m) at Mount Galloway. Discovered in 1800 by the crew of the British ship Reliance, the Antipodes were once the home of large herds of fur seals, which have been drastically reduced by uncontrolled hunting. The islands are uninhabited.

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