Facts and Figures
Continent: South America
Country: Falkland Islands
Region: South Atlantic
Area: 12,173 square kilometres
Status: The Falkland Islands are an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
Currency: Falkland Pound and British Pound
Average temperature: The average summer temperature is 15 degrees. The wind can make temperatures feel lower, so it is advised to dress in layers.
Climate: The weather is similar to the United Kingdow, with more sunshine hours and less rainfall. Rainfall average of 573mm per year.
Country code: + 500
Country URL extension: .
Electricity: The electrical current in the Falklands is 220/240 volts. Sockets are for standard British three pin appliances.
Opening hours stores: Most businesses are open 0800-1630, the bank is open 0800-1500. The vast majority of shops stay open for the duaration of a cruise ship visit.
Tourists: Cruise ship passengers average 36,000 per summer.
Timezone: - 4 GMT
Geography: The Falkland Islands consist of two main Islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, and approximately 700 smaller Islands.