In this post we’ll learn about Falkland Islands war, population, map and even the tourist attractions on the Falkland Islands.
Who owns Falkland Islands, the UK or Argentina? well, this question has been asked since the 17th century!
These beautiful islands sit right beside Argentina’s foot toe while it’s known as a British overseas territory. I know, It seems a little complicated but what comes easy in this world?
History of Falkland Islands
The first human who stepped on these islands was a British captain called “John Strong“. He’s Falkland’s Christopher Columbus with one difference, unlike the US, no one lived on those islands and there’s no evidence of anyone discovering it before him. After a few years, Spain sent people to live there which became the first residents, following them, Britain sent people over as well and they were living peacefully until France decided to attack them but eventually Britain could get over until Argentina said, “Wait, these are mine!” and attacked to get them, Britain was like, “Excuse me?!”, sent its army and got em back.
People in Falkland Islands
People are of European descendant (Mostly British) and their dominant language is English. They had this election a few years ago to choose if they wanted to remain a part of Britain or join Argentina and they chose Britain.
most of them are fishermen or shepherd. They also have a local government.
What to do in Falkland Islands
Each year, a lot of people get to the Falkland Islands either by cruise or flight and enjoy its unique nature.
These islands are home to some unique species of birds, as well as adorable Rockhopper penguins.
The culture of the people is quite similar to Britain which is interesting to see.
They mostly identify themselves as Anglican Christians and have a church called “Christ Church Cathedral”.
18 thoughts on “Falkland islands or Islas Malvinas Explained”
Pictures of penguins are truly beautiful. Would love a visit to the Falkland Islands!
Hope you get to visit it there as soon as possible.
Those penguins are even more cute in person!
Thanl you for your comment!
Very interesting. Or as a previous comment might have read: très intéressant 😊
Lol! Thank you very much! 😊
Looks and sounds like a place I’d like to visit. Thanks for posting. 🙂
Glad you liked it!
I wanna go there! Penguinsssss
I feel you! Penguins are awesome!
Super! My favorite animal hahaha
Right. Besides being British, those Penguins are the main tourist attraction in Falkland Islands.
Thank you very much for your comment!
Lorsque vous voyagez en Argentine vous voyez des références aux Malvinas partout.
droite! c’est étrange!
Merci pour votre commentaire!
Sorry, I meant to write in English. When you travel to Argentina you see references to Malvinas everywhere (In French Malvinas is Malouines, as you said France had an eye on them)
That’s fine! I like French 😊