South Georgia Flag

South Georgia flag
South Georgia flag

When the territory was established on October 3, 1985, the flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was officially awarded. Prior to that, the territory was administered as a dependency of the Falkland Islands and flew the same flag.

On February 14, 1992, the arms of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands were given by royal warrant. Following the issuance of the arms, the administration of SGSSI began using them on the British Blue Ensign, as is traditional for British dependencies.

The badge of the arms shows a shield consisting of white and blue lozenges, on a green pile is a golden lion rampant, armed and tongue in red, holding a torch lit in red, and in chief two golden estoiles and it has a reindeer crest, with fur seal and macaroni penguin as supporters, with the motto “Leo Terram Propriam Protegat” meaning “Let the lion protect its own land”.

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Country information

South Georgia is a small island located in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles east of the tip of South America. It is a British Overseas Territory and is not an independent country. South Georgia is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of South Georgia dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The island has a long and complex history, with a mix of British, Spanish, and other influences. South Georgia was first claimed by the British in 1775, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, South Georgia is a small and isolated island with a population of just a few hundred people. The island's economy is largely based on fishing and tourism, with the main industries being fishing and fish processing. South Georgia has a sub-Antarctic climate, with cold and wet weather year-round. The official language of South Georgia is English.

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Country codes GS, SGS (ISO 3166-1)
Official name South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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Capital city King Edward Point
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Total area The total land area is 3,528 km2 (1,362 sq mi)
Highest point Mount Paget (2 934 m, 9 626 ft)
Lowest point South Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ / (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Saint Helena pound (£, SHP)
Calling code +500
Internet TLD .gs (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page South Georgia Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in South Georgia

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