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Which place is known as Sandwich islands?

Asked by shaun Dsouza, 23 Jun '08 07:40 pm
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The Hawaiian Islands were once known as the Sandwich Islands, and form an archipelago of 19 islands and atolls, numerous smaller islets, and undersea seamounts trending northwest by southeast in the North Pacific Ocean between latitudes 19 N and 29 N.
Answered by samron jude, 23 Jun '08 07:41 pm

 
  
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The Sandwich Islands was the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook on his discovery of the islands on January 18, 1778. The name was made in honor of one of his sponsors, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was at the time the First Lord of the Admiralty and Cook's superior officer. During the late 19th century, the name fell into disuse.

The Sandwich Islands should not be confused with the South Sandwich Islands, a mostly uninhabited British dependency in the southern Atlantic Ocean.


Answered by ravi, 23 Jun '08 07:41 pm

 
  
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"Sandwich Island" redirects here. Sandwich Island is also an early name for the Cook Islands island of Manuae, and for the island of Efate in Vanuatu.
The Sandwich Islands was the name given to the Hawaiian Islands by Captain James Cook on his discovery of the islands on January 18, 1778. The name was made in honor of one of his sponsors, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was at the time the First Lord of the Admiralty and Cook's superior officer. During the late 19th century, the name fell into disuse.

The Sandwich Islands should not be confused with the South Sandwich Islands, a mostly uninhabited British dependency in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Answered by Arpan Kotia, 23 Jun '08 07:42 pm

 
  
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