Welcome Islands

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Welcome Islands
Coordinates53°58′S 37°29′W / 53.967°S 37.483°W / -53.967; -37.483
ArchipelagoSouth Georgia
Highest elevation88 m (289 ft)
United Kingdom

The Welcome Islands are a small rocky archipelago to the north of the main island of South Georgia. They are to the east of Bird Island.

They are 6.4 km (4 mi) west-northwest of Cape Buller, off the north coast of South Georgia. These islands were discovered by Captain James Cook in 1775. The name dates back to at least 1912 and is now well established.

The highest point in the islands is 88 m (289 ft)

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Welcome Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 53°58′S 37°29′W / 53.967°S 37.483°W / -53.967; -37.483