Candlemas Islands

Candlemas Islands

The Candlemas Islands (Spanish: Islas Candelaria) are a group of small uninhabited islands lying at the northern end of the South Sandwich Islands, 23 miles southeast of Visokoi Island. They consist of Candlemas Island itself (coord|57|05|S|26|39|W|), Vindication Island (coord|57|06|S|26|47|W|) and numerous rocks.

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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External links

* [http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/south_america/candlemas.html More volcanic information]


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