Falkland Islands

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with the occasional sighting of whales. Terrain thumb "The Neck" on Saunders Island (Image:2884-saunders-landscape_RJ.jpg) The terrain is rocky and hilly, with some boggy terrain. Peat is found throughout the islands, leading to potentially dangerous fire conditions; once ignited, a peat fire can burn for months. The deeply indented coast provides good natural harbours. The highest point in the islands is the 705m Mount Usbourne. Climate Strong westerly winds are a constant in many parts of the islands. It is more likely to rain in the southeastern part of the islands with the far western islands getting very little yearly precipitation. Temperatures are cool and snow may occur at any time except for January and February, although accumulation is rare. Most visitors come to the islands between November and March. The Falklands is a victim of the Antarctic ozone hole, so it is important to wear sunscreen on sunny days during the early summer. Holidays * HM the Queen's Birthday, 21 April * Liberation Day, 14 June (1982) * Battle Day, 8 December Tourist Information * '''Falkland Islands Tourism'''. Jetty Visitor Centre, Stanley, Falkland Islands, Tel: +500 22215, Fax: +500 22619, mailto:jettycentre@horizon.co.fk jettycentre@horizon.co.fk Islands Life in the Falklands can be divided between living in Stanley or living ''in camp''. The two main islands of the territory are East Falkland and West Falkland, with numerous smaller islands providing additional destinations. WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


conservative number

dropped to 31,000 in the late 1990s followed by 46,800 presently. The Falkland Islands and most of the South Georgia Archipelago has shown increases from the 1980s to the present. Terre Adélie has shown a drastic reduction as the count fell to 10—15 pairs from 80 pairs in the 1980s. The official 10 3 generation trend is listed by BirdLife International at a 1%—9% declinatation, but it is stated that this is a conservative number. They elaborate that a best case scenario puts


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in disturbances that lasted intermittently for over a month Scotland's legal system (legal systems of the world) continues


modern species

Islands dog''', '''Falkland Islands fox''' or '''Antarctic wolf''', was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This endemic (endemic (ecology)) canid (canidae) became extinct (extinction) in 1876, the first known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. It was the only modern species in the genus ''Dusicyon''. Traditionally it had been supposed that the most closely related genus was ''Lycalopex'', including the culpeo, which has been introduced to the Falkland Islands in modern times. However, in 2009, a cladistic analysis of DNA identified the Falkland Island wolf's closest living relative as the maned wolf (''Chrysocyon brachyurus'')—an unusually long-legged, fox-like South American canid, from which it separated about 6.7 million years ago. WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


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, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching . They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports. Oil exploration, licensed by the Falkland Islands Government, remains controversial as a result of maritime disputes with Argentina. Etymology


original stance

of the UN Charter and likewise of the North Atlantic Treaty". Furthermore, on March 30, 1999 he claimed that the wars' course had vindicated his original stance on "Nato's ill-thought-out policy, based on emotion and simplistic moralising...In particular, it has plunged the Kosovans, the objects of Nato's solicitude, into their present calamity". Correlli Barnett, ' Send in the troops


passing time

; Substantive sovereignty talks again ended by 1981, and the dispute escalated with passing time. In April 1982, the disagreement became an armed conflict (Falklands War) when Argentina invaded the Falklands (1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands) and other British territories in the South Atlantic (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands), briefly occupying them (Occupation of the Falkland Islands) until a UK Expeditionary warfare expeditionary force


made radio

for the health of the natives. Palmerlee, D., Bao, S., & Beech, C. (2004). South America on a Shoe String. USA: Lonely Planet. pp 1056-1057. ISBN 1-74104-163-5 thumb Malaria (File:Malaria map.PNG) Notable broadcasts In 1995, Stewart made radio history when he broadcast his Radio 2 show live from the summits of Ben Nevis and Snowdon, in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. He also broadcast from the Falkland Islands just after the 1982 conflict


service silver

Kingdom. * the Caucasus * the Falkland Islands (see Falklands War) * Gaza Strip right frame Terriss and Jessie Millward (Image:Terrissmill.jpg) in ''The Harbour Lights'' After trying the merchant service, silver mining in America, medicine, sheep-farming in the Falkland Islands, and tea-planting in Bengal, he returned to England and took to the stage, adopting the stage-name William Terriss, where his handsome presence, fine voice and gallant bearing made him popular. Because of his swashbuckling style, he became famous in hero parts and was known as "Breezy Bill". His first appearance in London was as Lord Cloudrays in Tom Robertson (Thomas William Robertson)'s ''Society'', in 1871, at the old Prince of Wales's Theatre (Scala Theatre). '''Mount Longdon''' is a mountain in the east of East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. It is best known as the site of the Battle of Mount Longdon, and overlooks Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands), the islands' capital. References In 1958 ''Norton Sound'' participated in Operation Argus. From south of the Falkland Islands she launched three rockets carrying low-yield atomic warheads. Detonations (High altitude nuclear explosion) occurred at altitudes between 160 and 750 km, and effects were monitored by the Explorer IV (Explorer 4) satellite and other instrumented rockets. Analysis of the data contributed to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt. '''One-room schools''' were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In most rural (country) and small town schools, all of the students met in a single room. There, a single teacher taught academic basics to several grade levels of elementary-age (primary education) boys and girls. While in many areas one-room schools are no longer used, it is not uncommon for them to remain in developing nations and rural areas, such as much of the Falklands (Falkland Islands) and Shetland (Shetland Islands). WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


special member

problem" url http: en.mercopress.com 2013 10 28 falklands-lawmakers-the-full-time-problem newspaper MercoPress date 28 October 2013 accessdate 1 July 2014 Due to its link to the UK, the Falklands are part of the overseas countries and territories (Special member state territories and the European Union) of the European Union.

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Falkland Islands

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-- The '''Falkland Islands''' ( ) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (500 km) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,200 km 2 ), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory (British Overseas Territories), the Falklands have internal self-governance (self-governance), and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The islands' capital is Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands) on East Falkland.

Controversy exists over the Falklands' discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans. At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine (Argentina) settlements. Britain reasserted its rule in 1833 (Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833)), although Argentina maintains its claim to the islands (Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute). In April 1982, Argentine forces temporarily occupied the islands (1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands). British administration was restored two months later at the end of the Falklands War.

The population (2,932 inhabitants in 2012) primarily consists of native Falkland Islanders, the majority of British descent. Other ethnicities include French, Gibraltarian (Gibraltarians) and Scandinavian. Immigration from the United Kingdom, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, and Chile has reversed a population decline. The predominant (and official) language is English. Under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islanders are British citizens (British nationality law).

The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic (Oceanic climate) and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching . They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports. Oil exploration, licensed by the Falkland Islands Government, remains controversial as a result of maritime disputes with Argentina.

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