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Where is San Pedro Island?

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The location of San Pedro Island depends on which of at least eight different islands is meant. "San Pedro" was a name often applied to islands discovered by Spanish explorers in honor of Saint Peter; consequently, various islands named San Pedro can be found across the old Spanish Empire.

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Islands called San Pedro can be found in the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. A small island in Southern Leyte, the Philippines, is called San Pedro, and still another is located off the coast of Belize. Further complicating the picture, South Georgia Island, part of a British protectorate in the South Atlantic, is also called San Pedro by the government of Argentina. In 2014, the government of Chile offered its own 16,000-acre Isla San Pedro for sale to the highest bidder.

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