FALKLAND ISLANDS / ISLAS MALVINAS
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Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic about 350 miles or
487 kilometers east of the South American mainland.
See red circle on
the world map below:
FALKLAND ISLANDS ON THE WORLD MAP
Map: Nations Online Project
What's the Weather
Like on the Falkland Islands?
The weather on the islands is sunny during the summer months. The
climate during the winter is mild and you might have light snow.
All-year temperatures are between 23 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, or
-5 and 24 degrees Celsius.
What All Happened at
and Around the Falkland Islands?
Famous British Admiral
almost made it to the islands in 1771 when Britain and Spain
quarreled over the Islas Malvinas. Britain prepared for war and
Nelson boarded the vessel HMS Raisonnable which was then anchored at Sheerness,
Kent. However, a wee bit later the relationship between the two
countries relaxed and war was avoided. Fourteen-year-old Nelson
didn't have to see battle just yet.
In 1982, Argentina and Great Britain
engaged in the three-month-long