List of islands of the Falkland Islands

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A map of the Falkland Islands

The following is a list of islands that form the Falkland Islands.

Main islands[edit]

The Neck on Saunders Island.
Island Area (km²) Population Height (m)
East Falkland 6,605 km² (2,550 sq mi) 2197 705
West Falkland 4,532 km² (1,750 sq mi) 144 700

Other Islands[edit]

Island Area (km²) Population Height (m)
Barren Island 11.5[1] 0 ca. 18
Beauchene Island 1.72[1] ? 82
Beaver Island 48.56[1] ? ?
Bird Island 1.2[1] 0 ?
Bleaker Island 20.7[1] ? 29
Broken Island ? 0 ?
Carcass Island 18.94 ? 304
Centre Island ? 0 ?
Dunbar Island 2.25[1] 0 ?
Dyke Island ? 0 ?
East Island ? 0 ?
Eddystone Rock ? 0 44
Fox Island ? 0 ?
George Island 24.0[1] ? ca.1 18
Golding Island ? 0 ?
Great Island ? 0 ?
Hog Island ? 0 ?
Horse Block <1 0 ?
Hummock Island 3 0 190
Keppel Island 36.26[1] ? 341
Kidney Island 0.33 0 ?
Lively Island 55.85[1] ? ?
Long Island ? 0 ?
Low Island 0.76 0 ?
Middle Island ? 0 ?
Narrow Island ? 0 ?
New Island 11.81[1] ? ?
Passage Island ? 0 ?
Pebble Island 103.36[1] ? 277
Rabbit Island 1.78[1] 0 91
River Island ? 0 ?
Ruggles Island ? 0 ?
Saunders Island 124[1] ? 457
Sea Lion Island 9.05[1] ? 46
Sedge Island 3.8 0 ?
Speedwell Island 51.5[1] ? ?
Split Island ? 0 ?
Staats Island 5[1] 0 ?
Tea Island 3.1[1] 0 ?
Weddell Island 254 2 383
West Point Island 12.55[1] ? 369

Small archipelagos[edit]

Name
Arch Islands
Passage Islands
Swan Islands
Tyssen Islands
Weddell Island Group

Jason Islands[edit]

None of the Jason Islands are permanently inhabited.

Island Area (ha)[1] Height (m)[1]
Elephant Jason 2.60 208
Flat Jason 3.75 ?
Grand Jason 13.80 361
South Jason 3.75 ca. 300
Steeple Jason 7.90 263

Highest islands[edit]

Stanley Harbour, Stanley with mountains in the distance.
Augustus Keppel, wearing flag officer's undress uniform, 1765, by Reynolds (National Maritime Museum)
Rank Island Mountain Height (m) Height (ft)
1 East Falkland Mt Usborne 705 2,313
2 West Falkland Mt Adam 700 2,297
3 Weddell Island Mt Weddell 383 1,257
4 West Point Island Mt Misery 369 1,211
5 Carcass Island Stanley Hill & Mt Bing 304 997

List of Falkland Islands named after people[edit]

This is a short list of islands, which are known to be named after someone. Until at least 1781, the Falklands as a whole were known as the Sebald or Sebaldine Island after Sebald de Weert, who sighted them and tried to make landfall on the Jason Islands in January 1600.[2] [3]

Spanish names derived from people[edit]

A list of the derivations of Spanish names, where they differ substantially from the English versions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Falkland Islands Important Bird Areas Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine. Falklands Conservation
  2. ^ William Funnell, A voyage round the world, London, 1707
  3. ^ John Rickman, Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Discovery, London, 1781
  4. ^ Tyssen, John at www.falklandsbiographies.org

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