Location: 40°19'S : 09°57'W This unglacierized island, and several rocks, is of ancient volcanic origin. Covering an area of 65 km2, the highest elevation is Edinburgh Peak at 910 m. It was probably sighted in 1505 with the first landing in 1675. Sealers arrived to the island in 1804. A scientific station has been occupied since 1955. Claimed as British territory, the island is part of the Dependencies of Saint Helena. This category contains Internet sites that are about or located on Gough Island.
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