Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands Overview

The Falkland Islands make up an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The islands lie in the South Atlantic Ocean about 320 miles east of the southern coast of Argentina. They form the southernmost British overseas territory outside the British Antarctic Territory. Argentina also claims ownership of the Falkland Islands, calling them the islands the Islas Malvinas.

The territory includes two large islands, East and West Falkland, and about 200 smaller ones. All the islands together have a coastline of 610 miles.

CLIMATE

The Falkland Islands have a very temperate oceanic climate. The winters range in temperate from 1’c – 10’c,with very little snow. The summers tend to be windy lowering the temperature which can range from 8’c – 20’c. Rainfall is 26 inches (650mm) with the summers being very dry.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Stanley
POPULATION: 3,140
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: Falkland Islands Pound
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +500
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4