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The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in in the southern Atlantic, off the coast of South America. The territory consists of two main islands (East and West Falkland) as well as several hundred smaller islands. Although, the islands have been administered as British territory since 1833 (except for a 6 week period in 1982), Argentina also has a rival claim to sovereignty over the islands (as well a claim to South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands), and this dispute led to the 1982 Falklands War.

As of 2008, the population of the islands was estimated to be just over 3,000. The capital and largest settlement on the islands is Stanley, which is home to over 2,000 of the island's inhabitants.

The island's economy is principally based around farming, and the sale of fishing licenses. The tourism industry is now growing rapidly (with some cruise ships stopping at the islands), and oil exploration is ongoing in the area. Additionally, expenditures from the British military garrison have made a significant contribution to the economy since 1982 (the size of the garrison having been significantly increased in the wake of the Falklands War).

Falkland Islands Details


Country Name The Falkland Islands
Political Status British Overseas Territory
Geographic Location In the South Atlantic off the coast of South America
Principal Language English
Capital Stanley


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Antarctica Cruising Guide: Includes Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Ross Sea
By Peter Carey

Eurospan
Paperback (240 pages)

Antarctica Cruising Guide: Includes Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Ross Sea
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Now packed with even more breathtaking color photographs, wildlife descriptions, and detailed area maps, this updated edition to a bestselling Antarctica travel guide includes fascinating, full accounts of interesting places, spectacular landscapes, and local plants and wildlife—from penguins and other birds to whales, seals, and myriad mammals. A definitive field guide to Antarctica, this book caters to South Pole visitors traveling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat. Written by experienced Antarctic travelers who are recognized experts in the continent's wildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous color photographs of the great white south. This third edition pays special attention to explaining the threats to Antarctic conservation, including global warming, and includes tips on how visitors can minimize their own impact and help preserve this unique continent.
Falkland Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide
By William Wagstaff

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (202 pages)

Falkland Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide
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This guide gives special prominence to the natural history of these islands which are teeming with wildlife, with a focus on conservation and environmental issues.
Moon Patagonia: Including the Falkland Islands (Travel Guide)
By Wayne Bernhardson

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (620 pages)

Moon Patagonia: Including the Falkland Islands (Travel Guide)
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Your World Your Way!

Patagonia's staggering landscapes, titanic glaciers, and rugged mountains evoke mystery and inspire self-discovery. Explore the ends of the earth with Moon Patagonia.

What You'll Find in Moon Patagonia:
  • Expert author and world traveler Wayne Bernhardson shares his perspective on his favorite place on earth
  • Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos
  • Detailed directions and maps for getting around and exploring on your own
  • Strategic itineraries, including The Best of Patagonia, Wildlife Encounters, Explore the Natural World, Glacier Gazing, and Classic Patagonia Road Trips
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Hike the glacier of Perito Moreno National Park, or glimpse Patagonia's pre-Colombian past at Cueva de las Manos. See penguins and marine mammals off the coast of the Falkland Islands, or visit Chile's lakes district, home to the Mapuche people. Savor authentic asado at a local ranch, and go horseback riding through the Torres mountains. Sample seafood in Santiago, or take in tango in Buenos Aires
  • In-depth coverage for Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Northern Argentine Patagonia, The Chilean Lakes District, Aisén and Continental Chiloé, Southern Argentine Patagonia, Magallanes, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands
  • Accurate information, including background on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
  • Handy tools such as travel tips and safety information in an easy-to-navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack

With Moon Patagonia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Moon Patagonia: Including the Falkland Islands (Moon Handbooks)
By Wayne Bernhardson

imusti
Released: 2014-12-02
Paperback (624 pages)

Moon Patagonia: Including the Falkland Islands (Moon Handbooks)
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Since its discovery, Patagonia has lured adventurers to the literal ends of the earth. Its staggering landscapes include igneous pinnacles, grinding rivers of glacial ice, and wildlands that are still
truly wild. In this book, expert traveler Wayne Bernhardson tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible.

Suggested routes for road trips along the coast and through the Andes, with mileage, driving times, and recommendations on the best places to stop
Where to see wildlife, including penguins, whales, dolphins, and sea lions
How to choose guides, tours, and means of transportation, including plane, car, bus, and boat
How to get there and how to get around, including information on stopping over in Buenos Aires and Santiago
My Falkland Islands Life: One Family's Very British Adventure
By Jen Carter

Hope Books Ltd
Paperback (140 pages)

My Falkland Islands Life: One Family s Very British Adventure
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The world calls The Falkland Islands harsh and isolated. The Carters called it home… In 1982, war brought The Falkland Islands into the spotlight. When Jennifer and her family put down roots in an unspoiled community on West Falkland, they can’t help but see the unruly climate and the close proximity to a frozen wasteland. How could a place like this be worth fighting for? The Carters quickly learn that the Falklands way of life is friendliness and self-sufficiency. Their new life becomes one of abundant wildlife and growing their own food, but it never strays from the island’s true British identity. Part homesteading, part off-the-grid, and all charm, this loving testimony to the resilient people of the islands will have you adding the Falklands to your bucket list in an instant. My Falkland Islands Life is the story of one family’s adventure in a British territory 8,000 miles from the United Kingdom. Whether you live on the islands, plan to travel there, or enjoy fascinating travelogues, you’ll love Jen Carter’s engaging memoir of a charming life at the bottom of the world. Buy My Falkland Islands Life to discover the true Falklands today!
The Falkland Islands (The Island Series)
By Ian J. Strange

Charles David
Hardcover (256 pages)

The Falkland Islands (The Island Series)
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Falkland Islands Explorer Map
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Ocean Explorer Maps
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Falkland Islands Explorer Map
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This fine map in the excellent "Ocean Explorer" series covers the Falkland Islands region. Produced in the same format as the previous maps in the series, one side provides a detailed map of the islands with key areas identified, while the other side presents information of the areas wildlife, geography and history, along with providing a town plan to Stanley.

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