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Capital:

Stanley

Population:

3,000

Language:

English

Size of Country:

4,710 sq miles

Falkland Islands

(British Overseas Territory)

Currency: Falklands pound (FKP)

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Overview of the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands have a rich history embracing maritime trade, sealing, whaling, cattle and sheep farming.
Early visitors to the islands were mainly sealers, whalers and penguin hunters from different corners of the World. Many of them brought domestic animals – cattle and sheep – with then and left them on the islands at various locations as a food source for future voyages. Cattle spread rapidly throughout the Islands.
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Accomodation

Wherever you choose to stay in the Falkland Islands you can be sure of a very warm welcome. There is a spontaneous friendliness with Falkland Islanders and your hosts (whether a cottage in the countryside or a hotel in Stanley) always appear keen to provide all sorts of information including about the best places to visit, the latest wildlife information, weather reports as well as responding helpfully to any questions you may have.
There is a variety of Falkland Islands accommodation to choose from. In Stanley there are some well-appointed hotels like The Waterfront Hotel, Malvina House Hotel and Shorty’s Motel all of which are well regarded for the standard of their food as well as the views.
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Places of Interest

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How to Get There

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Weather & Climate

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Local Cuisine

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Things To Do in the Falkland Islands

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A Brief History of the Falkland Islands

Although Fuegians from Patagonia may have visited the Falkland Islands in prehistoric times, the islands were uninhabited at the time of their discovery by Europeans. So there was no indigenous population on the Islands before the Europeans arrived. The first recorded sighting of the Islands was in 1592 by English sea captain John Davis in a ship called Desire. Two years later the Islands were claimed for Queen Elizabeth I of England by Richard Hawkins. … read more

Popular Destinations in the Falkland Islands:

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Goose Green

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Port Howard

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San Carlos

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Stanley

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