Arch Islands

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Arch Islands

Islotes Franceses
Falkland Islands - Arch Islands.PNG
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
CountryFalkland Islands
Named forEnglish refers to natural arch; Spanish is "French Islets"
Time zoneUTC−3 (FKST)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

The Arch Islands (Spanish: Islotes Franceses[1]) are a group of small islands, off Port Albemarle on West Falkland in the Falkland Islands. They are uninhabited, and accessible only by boat. They are so called because the largest of the group has a natural arch in it, large enough to allow a fair sized boat through.

The islands include:

  • Big Arch Island
  • Clump Island
  • Tussac Island
  • Pyramid Rock
  • Last Rock
  • Albemarle Rock


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)