What is special about the Falkland Islands?
The Islands were mostly used as a refuge for whalers and other shipping in the chilly waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Until the British turned up, and the Islands became a very useful outpost in the growing British Empire.
Why are the British interested in the Falkland Islands?
The primary purpose was to establish a naval base where ships could be repaired and take on supplies in the region. This might possibly count as an invasion, since a group of about 75 French colonists were living on the islands; they’d arrived the previous year.
What resources does the Falkland Islands have?
Historically based on high-quality wool production, since 1986 the Falkland Islands economy has been dominated by the Fishing industry which currently contributes between 50 and 60% of total GDP annually. Agriculture continues to be a major employer (c. 150 employees) and contributes c.
Are the Falkland Islands a good place to live?
It’s an interesting life. It is a very quiet life. In world terms, we are a very small village but a small village that has to do everything that a large country does. There’s basically no unemployment here and a lot of us have second, part-time jobs.
Is the UK still at war with Argentina?
Falklands War The war ended in a British victory. The war led to a breach of diplomatic relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Diplomatic relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom were not restored until 1990.
Is there gold in the Falklands?
THE only mines on the Falkland Islands at present are the type that explodes. Linnell is executive chairman of AIM-listed Falkland Gold and Minerals, which is prospecting for gold on the south Atlantic islands.
Do the Falkland Islands have oil?
Oil and Gas Oil exploration around the Falkland Islands has gained considerable momentum over the last three years, providing a welcome, temporary boost to the Islands’ economy and making long-term oil production in the Falklands a real prospect.
Does the Falkland Islands have internet?
Telephone/Internet The communication provider, SURE Falkland Islands does have several phone and WiFi hotspots around Stanley. Alternatively they can also offer mobile/cellphone packages for short term visitors.