Where is Falkland Islands?

Located in Southern South America, Falkland Islands is an island nation.The United Kingdom continues to reject Argentina's requests for soverignty talks.

Falkland Islands is a South American country covering 12,173.00 km2. The area includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and about 200 small islands. This makes it the 84th smallest region in the world and slightly smaller than Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 51 45 S, 59 00 W and Stanley is the capital city.

The archipelago takes its name from the Falklan Sound.

Its ISO code is FK.

Geography

Falkland Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Usborne which is 705m above tall.

It has a cold, rainy marine climate with occasional snow. Its terrain is mostly rocky, with some plain coverage.

Population

Falkland Islands has a population of 2,931 making it the 229th largest in the world. Most residents live in and around the town of Stanley.

English is the most widely spoken language. The major ethnic groups reported are Falkland Islander, British, St. Helenian and Chilean. The majority of the population is Christian, with a significant minority being non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 500.

Government

It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its constitution was last ratified in 2009.

Economy

The currency of Falkland Islands is the Pound (FKP). Its main exports are wool, hides, meat, venison, fish, and squid. Its major imports include fuel, food and drink, and building materials.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017