South Shetland Islands

The South Shetland Islands are a group of islands about 120 kilometers north of the . They have a marine polar climate: very cold, but not as extremely cold as the mainland.
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is a Chilean civilian settlement on King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Photo: SnowSwan, CC BY-SA 3.0.

South Shetland Islands

Latitude of center
-62° or 62° south
Longitude of center
-58° or 58° west
Population
500
Elevation
503 metres (1650 feet)
Geo­Names ID
6625769

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Suid-Shetlandeilande
  • Afrikaans: Suidelike Shetlandeilande
  • Arabic: جزر_جنوب_شيتلاند
  • Arabic: جزر جنوب شيتلاند
  • Armenian: Հարավային Շետլանդյան կղզիներ
  • Asturian: Islles Shetland del Sur
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Şetland adaları
  • Basque: Hego Shetlandak
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвыя Шэтландзкія астравы
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвыя Шэтландскія астравы
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвыя Шэтляндзкія астравы
  • Breton: Inizi Shetland ar Su
  • Bulgarian: Южни Шетландски острови
  • Bulgarian: Южни Шетлъндски острови
  • Catalan: Illes Shetland del Sud
  • Catalan: Shetland del Sud
  • Cebuano: Shetland del Sur
  • Chinese: 南設得蘭群島
  • Chinese: 南謝德蘭群島
  • Chinese: 南设得兰群岛
  • Chuvash: Кăнтăр Шетланди утравĕсем
  • Czech: Jižní Shetlandy
  • Czech: South Shetland Islands
  • Danish: Sydshetlandsøerne
  • Dutch: Shetland del Sur
  • Dutch: South Shetland Islands
  • Dutch: Zuid-Shetlandeilanden
  • Dutch: Zuidelijke Shetlandeilanden
  • English: Shetland del Sur
  • Esperanto: Sudaj Ŝetlandaj Insuloj
  • Finnish: Etelä-Shetlannin saaret
  • Finnish: Eteläiset Shetlandsaaret
  • French: Iles Shetland du Sud
  • French: Nouvelle-Shetland
  • French: Nouvelles-Shetland
  • French: Shetland du Sud
  • French: Îles Shetland-du-Sud
  • French: Îles Shetland du Sud
  • French: îles Shetland du Sud
  • Galician: Illas Shetland do Sur
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ-შეტლანდის კუნძულები
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ შეტლანდის კუნძულები
  • German: New Shetland Islands
  • German: Süd-Shetland-Inseln
  • German: Südliche Shetland-Inseln
  • German: Südliche Shetlandinseln
  • German: Südshetland-Inseln
  • German: Südshetlandinseln
  • Greek: Νότια Σέτλαντ
  • Hebrew: איי שטלנד הדרומיים
  • Hungarian: Déli-Shetland-szigetek
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Shetland Selatan
  • Italian: Isole Shetland Meridionali
  • Italian: Shetland Australi
  • Japanese: サウスシェトランド諸島
  • Japanese: サウス・シェトランド諸島
  • Japanese: 南シェトランド諸島
  • Kirghiz: Түштүк шетленд аралдары
  • Korean: 남셰틀랜드 제도
  • Korean: 사우스셰틀랜드 제도
  • Latvian: Dienvidšetlendas salas
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Šetlando salos
  • Macedonian: Јужни Шетландски Острови
  • Norwegian: Sør-Shetlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: South Shetland Islands
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Syd-Shetland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Syd-Shetlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Shetland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Shetlandsøyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: South Shetland Islands
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør-Shetlandsøyane
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Sūþhjaltland
  • Persian: جزایر شتلند جنوبی
  • Polish: Szetlandy Południowe
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Shetland do Sul
  • Portuguese: Shetland do Sul
  • Romanian: Shetland de Sud
  • Russian: Южные Шетландские острова
  • Russian: Южные Шетлендские
  • Russian: Южные Шетлендские острова
  • Scots: Sooth Shetland Islands
  • Serbian: Južna Šetlandska ostrva
  • Serbian: Јужна Шетландска острва
  • Serbian: Јужна шетландска острва
  • Serbian: Јужношетландска острва
  • Slovenian: Južni Shetlandski otoki
  • Slovenian: Južno Shetlandsko otočje
  • Spanish: Islas Shetland del Sur
  • Spanish: Shetland del Sur
  • Spanish: Shetland del Sur, islas
  • Spanish: Shetlands del Sur
  • Swedish: Shetland del Sur
  • Swedish: South Shetland Islands
  • Swedish: Sydshetlandsöarna
  • Tatar: Көньяк Шетланд утраулары
  • Turkish: Güney Shetland Adaları
  • Turkish: Güney Şetland Adaları
  • Ukrainian: Південні Шетландські острови
  • Uzbek: Janubiy Shetlend orollari
  • Eteläiset Shetlandinsaaret

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