The Falkland Islands lie in the South Atlantic Ocean, and are a part of the South American continent. However, the territory is owned by the UK. The capital of the Falkland Islands is Stanley, which is located on the East Falkland Isle.
The predominant language in the Falkland Islands is English—this is also the official language. This is fitting since Falkland Islanders are considered to be British citizens.
- The island chain is made up of two large islands, East and West Falkland, and also 700 minor islands. They sprawl over 4,700 square miles just 300 miles off of the southern Argentinian coast.
- The Falkland Islands are notable for containing different penguin species, including one of the largest colonies of rockhopper penguins.
- Almost all of the land area of the islands is used as grazing ground for sheep.
- New Island is the most southwesterly island of the Falklands.The landscape of New Island was much like that of parts of Scotland.
- Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the United Kingdom asserted its claim to the islands and regained rights over them only in 1982.
- Many sports are played in the Falkland Islands, though rugby and field hockey are probably the most popular across the region.
- Dancing is quite an enjoyable activity among many residents in the Falkland Islands. Two big dancing events each year include May Ball and Winter Ball. Both local and international dances are seen during these events.