The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 250 nautical miles (460 km ; 290 mi ) from the coast of mainland South America and 600 nautical miles (1,100 km; 690 mi) from mainland Antarctica. The archipelago, consisting of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands, is a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. The islands contain two airports with paved runways, with settlements around the archipelago served by grass airstrips.
|Location served||ICAO||IATA||Airport name|
|Stanley||SFAL||PSY||Port Stanley Airport|
|Mount Pleasant||EGYP||MPN||RAF Mount Pleasant (Royal Air Force base)|
They are in general 500–700 metres (1,600–2,300 ft) long
The Arctic Archipelago, also known as the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, groups together all islands lying to the north of the Canadian continental mainland excluding Greenland.
Dayton is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. The population was 52 at the 2010 census, down from 60 in 2000.
Port San Carlos is located on the northern bank of the inlet known as Port San Carlos, off San Carlos Water on the Western coast of East Falkland, in the Falkland Islands. It is sometimes nicknamed "KC" after former owner Keith Cameron.
Argentine Antarctica is a sector of Antarctica claimed by Argentina as part of its national territory consisting of the Antarctic Peninsula and a triangular section extending to the South Pole, delimited by the 25° West and 74° West meridians and the 60° South parallel. This region overlaps the British and Chilean claims in Antarctica; however, all claims are suspended by the Antarctic Treaty System, of which Argentina is a founding signatory and permanent consulting member, with the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat being based in Buenos Aires.
Aitkenhead Glacier is a 10-mile (16 km) long glacier flowing east-southeast from the Detroit Plateau, Graham Land, into Prince Gustav Channel. It was mapped from surveys by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) (1960–61), and named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee for Neil Aitkenhead, a FIDS geologist at Hope Bay (1959–60).
Makresh Rocks are a group of rocks situated 1.8 km (1.12 mi) northeast of Treklyano Island off the northeast coast of Robert Island, South Shetland Islands. Extending 600 m (656 yd) in west-southwest to east-northeast direction, and 270 m (295 yd) in northwest-southeast direction. The solitary Salient Rockis lying 1.73 km (1.07 mi) east of the midpoint of Makresh Rocks and 2 km (1.24 mi) northeast of Smirnenski Point.
Antigua and Barbuda lie in the eastern arc of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Antigua is 650 km (400 mi) southeast of Puerto Rico; Barbuda lies 48 km (30 mi) due north of Antigua, and the uninhabited island of Redonda is 56 km (35 mi) southwest of Antigua.
Green Glacier is a glacier on the east side of Graham Land, Antarctica, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long and 4 nautical miles (7 km) wide, flowing from the plateau northeast between Dugerjav Peak and Rugate Ridge, and then east into Vaughan Inlet next north of Pirne Peak and south of the terminus of Hektoria Glacier.
Sjogren Glacier is a glacier 12.5 miles (20 km) long in the south part of Trinity Peninsula, flowing southeast from Detroit Plateau in between Aldomir Ridge and Hazarbasanov Ridge to enter Prince Gustav Channel at the head of Sjögren Inlet, west of Royak Point. Discovered in 1903 by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition under Nordenskjold. He named it Sjogren Fiord after a patron of the expedition. The true nature of the feature was determined by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1945.
Race Point is the point on the north side of Smylie Channel forming the south extremity of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands. The point is located at, which is 26.7 km south-southwest of Swan Point, 3.5 km west-northwest of neighbouring Dyke Island, 1.8 km north of West Island and 4 km north-northeast of Orford Hill, West Falkland.
Bertha's Beach Important Bird Area comprises 3300 ha of coastal wetlands at the entrance to Choiseul Sound, on the east coast of East Falkland, in the Falkland Islands. It lies about 8 km south-east of Mount Pleasant Airport and 40 km south-west of Stanley. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because of its significancer for a variety of migratory waders and other waterbirds. Overlapping it is the 4000 ha Bertha's Beach Ramsar site, recognising it as a wetland of international importance.
Swan Point is the point on the southwest side of the entrance to Queen Charlotte Bay, forming the northeast extremity of Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands.
Weddell Settlement is the only settlement on Weddell Island in the Falkland Islands, situated on the east coast of the island at the head of the sheltered Gull Harbour, part of Queen Charlotte Bay. It is located at, which is 12.15 kilometres (7.55 mi) northeast of Race Point, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south by west of Swan Point, 212 kilometres (132 mi) west-southwest of Stanley and 56.6 kilometres (35.2 mi) west of Fox Bay on West Falkland.
Smylie Channel is the 1.4 kilometres (0.76 nmi) wide and 16 kilometres (8.6 nmi) long sea passage in the Falkland Islands between Weddell Island to the north and West Falkland and Dyke Island to the south. It is centred at.