5 Fun Facts: Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

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The name of the Falkland Islands comes from Falkland Sound, which is the channel between the two main islands. With an array of breaking taking sights, Falkland Islands (Malvinas) provide every traveller ample opportunity to experience stunning scenery and wildlife. Considered an outdoor paradise for nature lovers, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) offers numerous opportunities to capture amazing wildlife photography and scenic shots, whilst hiking and bike riding.

Here are 5 fun facts that you may not know:

 

1. There is one weekly newspaper, the Penguin News which is issued every Friday

 

Falkland Islands Town 2013

 

2. There is no McDonalds, no Tesco, no Starbucks – in fact no chain shops or restaurants of any kind

 

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3. 1690 was the first recorded landing on the Islands by British Captain John Strong aboard Welfare

 

Falkland Islands

 

4. The best time to visit is between October and April when seasonal temperatures and wildlife viewing are at their peak

 

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5. The Falklands is a favourite destination for wildlife fans, hosting thousands of Penguins, Elephant Seals, Sea Lions, and 65% of the world’s black-browed albatross bird population

 

Falkland Islands Penguins

 

 

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