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King Edward Point (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)

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Geographic headingKing Edward Point (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
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Geographic subdivision usageSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands--King Edward Point
Variant(s)KEP (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
K.E.P. (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
Associated countrySouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Found inWikipedia, September 9, 2015 (King Edward Point (also known as KEP) is the capital of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands with port facilities (wharf) on the northeastern coast of the island of South Georgia. It is located at 54°17ʹS 36°30ʹW in Cumberland East Bay. It is sometimes confusedly referred to as Grytviken, which is the site of the disused whaling station, nearby at the head of King Edward Cove)
K.E.P. web page, via South Georgia pictures website, September 9, 2015 (K.E.P.; King Edward Point; King Edward Point nestles under Mount Duse as seen from the promontory just past Grytviken. There is no landing strip for aircraft on the island, so all stores and mail have to be delivered by sea or by an air drop from the Falkland Islands. Visitors to the island also clear Customs and Immigration here)
Wikitravel website, September 9, 2015 (King Edward Point; King Edward Point is a kilometer across King Edward Cove from Grytviken on South Georgia Island. The Government Officer and Post Officer live here. A Fishery Research station is run by scientists of the British Antarctic Survey for the Government. Winter population of around 14 swells to twice that in summer)
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands website, September 9, 2015: Government > Information > Overview (On South Georgia the Government Officers at King Edward Point are the Government's representatives and have responsibility for local administration. Their duties include those of Harbour Master, Customs and Immigration Officer, Fisheries Officer and Tourism manager)
GEOnet names server, September 9, 2015 (lists only a point named King Edward Point (variants: Punta Coronel Zelaya, Edward Point, Edwards Point, King Edwards Point) in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands)
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