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Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands remain one of the last 'off the beaten track' destinations. If you are passionate about penguins and porpoises, alive to albatross, crazy for clear skies and seemingly endless space, then the Falklands could be your dream destination. If you are fascinated by the struggles of long ago pioneers and ship-wrecked sailors and wish to see a reflection of the life they left behind out of a rugged, untamed landscape - then one of the last remaining parts of a bygone empire could be your very own British 'cup of tea'!
The Falklands is one place, where nature is still very much in charge, due largely to its location and relatively small population, who have come to understand the benefits of conserving their unique natural environment.
The Falkland Islands were first discovered in 1592 by a British sea Captain and ever since then strong links have been formed between Britain and the Falkland Islands. The Islands comprise of two large and some 700 smaller islands, of which only about a dozen are inhabited. The Islands are characterised by rolling moorlands, a fresh, clear atmosphere, plenty of sunshine and low rainfall. The population is about 2910, of whom 1626 live in the capital, Stanley. The remainder live in Camp, the local term for the country and outlying settlements.
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