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Candlemas Islands

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Candlemas Islands
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The Candlemas Islands (Spanish: Islas Candelaria) are a group of small uninhabited islands lying at the northern part of the South Sandwich Islands, 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Visokoi Island. They consist of Candlemas Island and Vindication Island, divided by Nelson Channel, and numerous rocks.

Map of Candlemas Islands, SIQQ 1ZZ, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The Candlemas Islands were discovered on February 2, 1775 by a British expedition under James Cook, who named them to commemorate the day of their discovery.

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Candlemas Islands Wikipedia


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