general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
country code ISO: GS //; - FIPS: SX
location: South Atlantic Ocean
time zone: -2 UT
surface (land) area: 3903 = 1507 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 54° S / South: 56° S / East: 26° W / West: 37° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): South Atlantic Ocean
climate: arctic maritime
independent since: not yet
type of government: territory of the United Kingdom since 1773
capital: Grytviken
administrative division: none
total population: there are no permanent residents, there is some military and scientific personnel
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: //; or: ; 2001: //; or: 2002:
population density: per = per sq.mi
population growth: % //; - doubling time: years
birth rate: per 1000
death rate: per 1000
fertility rate: children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: most personnel is from British decents
languages: English
religious affiliation:
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 100% (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: GB
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: fish
livestock (1000s): asses: / buffaloes: / camels: / cattle: / goats: / horses: / mules: / pigs: / poultry: / sheep:
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products:
mining products:
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: km //; - railways passenger/km:
navigable inland waterways: km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: Mt. Paget 2934 m (on South Georgia)
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none, or unknown // canals: none
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the islands
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
there are hardly enough detailed data found in the sources used / discovered by James Cook
formerly administered by the Falkland Islands, became separate dependency in 1985
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

There is no separate file of population growth of the country, because there is - or was - hardly any resident population.

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