Barren Island, Falkland Islands

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Barren Island
Isla Pelada
Island
Barren Island is located in Falkland Islands
Barren Island
Barren Island
Barren Island shown within the Falkland Islands
Coordinates: 52°22′33″S 59°42′00″W / 52.37583°S 59.70000°W / -52.37583; -59.70000Coordinates: 52°22′33″S 59°42′00″W / 52.37583°S 59.70000°W / -52.37583; -59.70000
Country  Falkland Islands
Area
 • Total 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Time zone FKST (UTC−3)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

Barren Island (Spanish: Isla Pelada) is one of the Falkland Islands, lying south west of East Falkland and south east of George Island. It is separated from Lafonia by Eagle Passage. Its total area is 11.5 square kilometres (4.4 sq mi).

It, together with George Island is run as a sheep farm and the tourism there is well run. The island is free of rats, and this is important for the survival of small songbirds.[1]

There are two listed buildings on Barren Island, a house and a woolshed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PART II: Falkland Islands Important Bird Areas - Speedwell Island Group
  2. ^ "Falkland Islands Information Web Portal". Buildings and Structures in the Falkland Islands designated as being of Architectural or Historic Interest. Retrieved 2012-09-01.