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/Geecheeculture 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. ...
Categories: US geography stubs | Islands of Georgia (U.S. state) | Islands of South Carolina | Islands of Florida Cumberland Island is one of the Sea Islands. ... Fripp Island is a 3,200 acre (13 km²) island just off the South Carolina coast, located along the Atlantic Ocean about halfway between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. ... Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County; it is one of the Sea Islands. ... St. ... St. ...
The Coral SeaIslands 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 SeaIslands 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.
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