South Orkney IslandsSouth Orkney Islands
group of British islands in the South Atlantic, southeast of South America: 240 sq mi (622 sq km)
South Orkney Islands
A group of British-administered islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean southeast of Cape Horn. First visited by sealers in 1821, the island group was formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependency and is now included (since 1962) in the British Antarctic Territory.