Willis Islands

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Not to be confused with Willis Island (Coral Sea).
Willis Islands
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.png
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Location South Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 54°0′S 38°11′W / 54.000°S 38.183°W / -54.000; -38.183

The Willis Islands are a small archipelago to the west of the main island of South Georgia. They are 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Bird Island.

They were discovered on 14 January by Captain James Cook and named for Cook's midshipman Thomas Willis, the crew member who first sighted them.


See also[edit]


  • Stonehouse, B (ed.) Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans (2002, ISBN 0-471-98665-8)

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Willis Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 54°0′S 38°11′W / 54.000°S 38.183°W / -54.000; -38.183