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Falkland Islands Geography

Falkland Islands's Information

Flag of Falkland Islands
Land Area 12,173 km2
Total Area 12,173km2
Population 2,931 (#229)
Population Density 0.24/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Legislative Assembly); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK
Currency Pound (FKP)

The Falkland Islands, an archipelago comprised of two large islands and several hundred smaller ones, are ringed by a rugged coastline, and for the most part are hilly, rocky and covered with low shrubs and coarse grass.

Hills and low mountains cover the central areas of both large islands, including the Wickham Heights and Hornsby ranges. Shallow streams, ponds and tiny lakes cover a very small percentage of the land.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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