Falkland Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 38%, the Falkland Islands is probably best known for the short-lived war between Argentina and Britain over the island's sovereignty. In the end, it was Britain who prevailed, to the relief of most of the small population who are predominately British to the core. For those who are interested in military history, there are a variety of battlefields such as Goose Glen and Pebble Island, where much of the fighting occurred during the 27 day conflict. Anyone who visits the islands should get the prerequisite photo standing in front of the Whalebone Arch, a monument constructed from the jawbones of two blue whales to symbolize British rule of the islands. Saunders Island, located on the western fringe of the archipelago, is also one of the best places to visit if you're interested in viewing a variety of Antarctic wildlife that ranges from elephant seals to king penguins and dozens of other species in between. While most visitors to the Falklands currently hail from the UK, the numbers are steadily increasing every year. So, if you want to visit one of the more remote gems in the British crown, this is the perfect place.
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Pass through the portals of the Falkland Islands' Whalebone Arch in Stanley and utter a heart-felt "God Save the Queen"! This interesting monument was constructed from the jawbones of two blue whales to commemorate the centenar....
|Coordinates:||2 00 S, 77 30 W|
|Government:||British Overseas Territory|
|Currency:||Falkland Islands Pound (FKP)|
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- Location: Falkland Islands