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The Falkland Islands are made up of around 200 islands, divided into two main groups by the narrow Falkland Sound.

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The Falkland Islands, Malvinas in Spanish, are a dependency of Great Britain; located in the south Atlantic Ocean.

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The Falklands

The Falkland Islands are made up of around 200 islands, divided into two main groups by the narrow Falkland Sound.

Map of Falkland Islands - Malvinas Mappa

The two largest islands are East Falkland Island, and West Falkland Island.

Cold, strong winds that sweep around the islands all year.

Until 1985, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands were also governed as dependencies of the Falklands.

Port Stanley

The capital of the British dependency of the Falkland Islands, since 1842, is on East Falkland Island.

The town was held by Argentine troops for about ten weeks, in 1982, before being retaken by a British task force.

An airport was opened in 1979 - three years before Argentina sent an occupying force to the islands.

Falklands Tourism

Holidays in the Falklands are a relatively new concept, but the range of accommodation and amenities is well up to international standards for the kinds of holiday on offer in the Falklands.

Map of The Falkland Islands:
Find out more about the Falkland Islands using this interactive map.

Getting To The Falklands

Flights by international commercial carriers to Santiago, connect with a once weekly service provided by Lan Chile, routing through Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.

Getting to the Falklands

The Falkland Islands are serviced by air routes from South America and also directly from Britain.

The direct flight from Great Britain is provided by the Royal Air Force and connects the Falklands international airport at Mount Pleasant (MPN) with RAF Brize Norton.

RAF Brize Norton is located near Burford, Oxfordshire. The nearest British Rail stations are at Swindon and Oxford. There is no public transport between these stations and Brize Norton, however a free RAF coach service is available to transfer passengers between Swindon BR and Brize Norton (and visa versa).

Falklands Accommodation

Where to Stay in The Falkland Islands.

Tourist accommodation in the Falkland Islands is limited and anyone wishing to travel to the Islands should arrange their accommodation directly with the hotel.

The Falklands War

One Hundred Days:
Written by the man who masterminded the British victory in the Falklands, this engrossing memoir chronicles events in the spring of 1982 following Argentina's takeover of the South Atlantic islands.

The Battle For The Falklands:
Max Hastings, a military historian and journalist, covered the Falklands war for the London Evening Standard.

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