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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands:
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Country name
Definition
conventional long form: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
conventional short form: none
abbreviation: SGSSI
Dependency status
Definition
overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina; administered from the Falkland Islands by a commissioner, who is concurrently governor of the Falkland Islands, representing Queen ELIZABETH II
Legal system
Definition
the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply; the senior magistrate from the Falkland Islands presides over the Magistrates Court
Diplomatic representation in the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)
Diplomatic representation from the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina)
Flag description
Definition
blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms features a shield with a golden lion centered; the shield is supported by a fur seal on the left and a penguin on the right; a reindeer appears above the shield, and below it on a scroll is the motto LEO TERRAM PROPRIAM PROTEGAT (Let the Lion Protect its Own Land)


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