Falkland Islands, also known as Islas Malvinas, is located in the South Atlantic of the South American Continent, with a
population of 3,140, making it the 2
30th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Stanley with a total
population of 2,115. The country encompasses 12,173 square kilometers making it the 162nd largest country in total
area. It shares boundaries with South Atlantic Ocean, Berkeley Sound, Bay of Harbours, South Atlantic Ocean, Falkland
Sound and King George Bay.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor Nigel H
aywood who, along with Chief
Executive K
eith Padgett and Speak of the Legislative Assembly Keith Biles, are recognized as the Heads of Government
as members of the Executive Committee
. The Governor is appointed by the Queen and the Chief Executive and Financial
Secretary are ex officio members and are elected by the Legislative Council. Its form of government is an Overseas
Territory of The United Kingdom but it is also claimed by Argentina and they celebrate the creation of their constitution
on 3rd of October 1985. Governor N
igel Haywood is also the High Commissioner of the uninhabited South Georgia and
the South Sandwich Islands.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English. It counts among its major religions Anglican, Roman Catholic,
United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lutheran and Seventh Day Adventist. As sources of mass
communication it has 1 AM, 7 FM and 2 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Usborne, its highest point at 705 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Falkland Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 1,288 kilometers in

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fish and wool processing and
tourism. Its official currency is Falkland pound.

Here’s something you may not know about the Falkland Islands. Stanley, the capital of Falkland Islands has an average
annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit but has never recorded a zero degree temperature.
Falkland Island
Geese on Gypsy Cove
Government House
Lake on West Falkland
Land Rover-Everybody
drives them there
Twin Sisters Mountains
Prince Charles visiting
the Falkland Islands
War Memorial
Stanley from The
Abi's Home Page
Back to
Stanley- the capital
and largest city of the
Falkland Islands
Why you need Land
Rovers in the
Falklands-lots of
streams to cross
Southern Right Whale
in the South Atlantic
Ocean- the Falkland
Islands' lowest point
Wrecks galore-The
Falklands are a
wooden ship graveyard
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Mount Usborne- the
Falkland Islands'
highest point
Port Howard on West
Falkland Island
South Georgia Island
in the South Sandwich
Islands which are
administered by the
Falkland Islands
Bird of prey on Steeple
in the Jason Islands-
the northernmost point
of the Falkland Islands
Cape Pembroke
Lighthouse- the
easternmost point of
the Falkland Islands
Cazuela- a Chilean
dish of stewed chicken
and a Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands girl in
traditional dress
New Island Game
Reserve- the
westernmost point of
the Falkland Islands
Rockhopper Penguins
on Beauchene Island-
Falkland Islands'
southernmost point
Sheep are an
abundant economic
resource of the
Falkland Islands
Falkland Island kids at
the Autumn Harvest