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The Sea Islands are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. They number over 100, and are located between the mouths of the Santee and St. Johns Rivers off the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. They are noted for their Gullah/Geechee culture and creole. An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... The Santee River is a river in South Carolina in the United States, approximately 143 mi (230 km long). ... The St. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... State nickname: Sunshine State, Everglade State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Gullah is the name of both an ethnic group and its English-African creole language. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... A creole is a language descended from a pidgin that has become the native language of a group of people. ...

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Coral Sea Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1706 words)
The Coral Sea Islands Territory includes a group of small tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Sea, northeast of Queensland, Australia, around 18° S 152° E.
The territory was created in 1969 by the Coral Sea Islands Act (before, the area was considered part of Queensland) and extended in 1997 to include Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs nearly 800 km further South, already in the Tasman Sea.
The islands, cays and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef are not part of the territory, belonging to Queensland instead.
Sea Islands (577 words)
Sea Islands, chain of more than 100 low islands off the Atlantic coast of S.C., Ga., and N Fla., extending from the Santee River to the St. Johns River.
The Spratly Islands dispute and the law of the sea.
Sea turtle conservation in Georgia and an overview of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
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