South Shetland IslandsSouth Shetland Islands
group of British islands in the South Atlantic, south of South America: 1,800 sq mi (4,662 sq km)
South Shetland Islands
An archipelago in the southern Atlantic Ocean off Antarctica. Formerly used as land bases by sealers and whalers, the islands are part of the British Antarctic Territory, although they have also been claimed by Argentina and Chile.
- A group of islands in the Antarctic Circle, lying north of the Antarctic Peninsula.