Updated: Sep 15, 2022
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI).
* The South Sandwich Islands have been uninhabited since 1982, but the islands and South Georgia have a combined average population of only 30 people. However, none of these individuals are native-born, and no one is given the status of a permanent resident. Approximately 67 percent of these temporary inhabitants live in Grytviken, South Georgia. The remainder of the people who reside part-time in this area is part of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and they live at King Edwards Point.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean, it is a remote collection of islands, consisting of South Georgia and a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands. The nearest point is The Falkland Islands.
*No permanent native population lives in the South Sandwich Islands, and a very small non-permanent population resides in South Georgia.
There are no scheduled passenger flights or ferries to or from the territory, although visits by cruise liners to South Georgia are increasingly popular, with several thousand visitors each summer.