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Geography of The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 12,173 km² (approx. 4,700 mi²). Continental shelf of The Falkland Islands is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). The Falkland Islands is located in South America. The vast majority of South American citizens speak Spanish or Portuguese. South American countries include, but are not limited to, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The Falkland Islands is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of The Falkland Islands is 353 m (1,155 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of The Falkland Islands is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). The Falkland Islands has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of The Falkland Islands is Stanley.

Elevation

The average elevation range of The Falkland Islands is 353 m (1,155 ft). The highest point of The Falkland Islands is Mount Usborne, with its official height being 705 m (2,313 ft). The lowest point of The Falkland Islands is Atlantic Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Usborne) and lowest (Atlantic Ocean) points of The Falkland Islands is 705 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of The Falkland Islands is 12,173 km² (approx. 4,700 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of The Falkland Islands is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of The Falkland Islands is approximately 12,173 km² (~4,700 mi²). The Falkland Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in The Falkland Islands, and it comprises 0% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in The Falkland Islands are fish, squid, wildlife, calcified seaweed, sphagnum moss.