|Short name||SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS|
These islands have belonged to the United Kingdom throughout the 20th century. From 1908 to 1962, they were dependencies of the Falkland Islands. On 1985-10-03, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands came under the direct administration of the United Kingdom. Argentina claims the islands along with the Falklands, and occupied South Georgia briefly in 1982.
South Georgia was named in honor of King George III of England by Captain James Cook. South Sandwich Islands were named Sandwich Islands by Captain Cook in honor of his patron, John Montague, Lord Sandwich, then First Lord of the Admiralty.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has no known administrative divisions.
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According to address expert Graham Rhind , the postal code for South Georgia in the U.K. system
This territory consists of South Georgia Island and nearby small islands, and the South Sandwich Islands, of which the largest are Montagu, Saunders, Bristol, and Visokoi.
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