|Native name: Arquipélago do Cruzeiro do Sul|
Nickname: Southern Stars islands
Map of the Southern Cross Archipelago
|Largest city||Santana (pop. 228,326)|
|Population||1,001,366 (as of 2010)|
Southern Cross Archipelago is a group of 6 islands in the South Atlantic ocean. It is located east of Brazil, and it is the top of the underwater mountains known as Southern Cross Rise. The terms Southern Cross Republic also are used to refer to the country sometimes called the SCR, of which the Southern Cross island contains 98% of land area and almost all the population.