FALK­LAND FACTS

Scottish Field - - HERITAGE -

778 is­lands make up the Falk­lands, the largest of which are East and West Falk­land.

There are around 500,000 sheep on the Falk­lands and 3,398 peo­ple.

The is­lands are home to 70% of the world’s black-browed al­ba­tross pop­u­la­tion.

The world’s long­est cor­ri­dor, half a mile long, is lo­cated within RAF Mount Pleas­ant.

Phone num­bers are five dig­its long.

The Falk­lands are home to five breeds of pen­guins.

Dur­ing World War I, the Falk­lands were the site of one of the largest naval bat­tles to take place.

Dur­ing the peak sum­mer months, De­cem­ber to Fe­bru­ary, the is­lands can wel­come up to 60,000 cruise ship pas­sen­gers.

Pen­guins out­num­ber peo­ple by a ra­tio of 250 to one.

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