What is the island group off the coast of southern Argentina?

What is the island group off the coast of southern Argentina?

The Falkland Islands lie off the east coast of southern Argentina.

What are the islands off Argentina called?

The isolated and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory in the south-west Atlantic Ocean, remain the subject of a sovereignty dispute between Britain and Argentina, who waged a brief but bitter war over the territory in 1982.

Why do the Argentina want the Falklands?

Following World War II, the British Empire declined and many colonies gained their independence. Argentina saw this as an opportunity to push its case for gaining sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, and raised the issue in the United Nations, first stating its claim after joining the UN in 1945.

Can I move to the Falklands?

Entry to the Falkland Islands is controlled by the Customs and Immigration Department located in Stanley, Falkland Islands. This permit can be valid for up to four weeks initially; applications to extend the permit must be submitted directly to Customs and Immigration in Stanley.

Where are the Faulkner islands?

Falkland Islands, also called Malvinas Islands or Spanish Islas Malvinas, internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies about 300 miles (480 km) northeast of the southern tip of South America and a similar distance east of the Strait of Magellan.

How many islands are in the Falkland Islands?

740 islands
The Falkland Islands are located 400 miles (650 km) off the south-east coast of South America and consist of approximately 740 islands. The largest islands called East Falkland and West Falkland, with the Capital Stanley located on the former.

Where are the Faulkner Islands?

Where are the South Sandwich Islands?

South Sandwich Islands, group of actively volcanic islets in the South Atlantic Ocean, north of the Weddell Sea and 470 miles (760 km) southeast of the island of South Georgia. They extend for 190 miles (305 km), occupy 120 square miles (310 square km), and are covered with glaciers.

Can Argentina invade the Falklands again?

Few of the Royal Navy’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighters will be ready by 2020. That gives Argentina three years to retake the Falkland Islands, or possibly a few more years after that, because of the time Britain needs to prepare Queen Elizabeth’s fighter squadrons. Another invasion is extremely unlikely to happen.

Who owns the Falkland Islands now?

The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory. Under the 2009 Constitution, the islands have full internal self-government; the UK is responsible for foreign affairs, retaining the power “to protect UK interests and to ensure the overall good governance of the territory”.

Is there a McDonalds in the Falkland Islands?

Trivia: There are no chain shops or restaurants operating within Falkland Islands. That means there are no McDonald’s or Starbucks in the island.

Does Falklands have an airport?

Port Stanley Airport (IATA: PSY, ICAO: SFAL) is an airport in the Falkland Islands, two miles (3 kilometres) outside the capital, Stanley. However, RAF Mount Pleasant, located to the west of Stanley, functions as the islands’ main international airport, because it has a long runway and allows civilian flights.

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