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[Travel to South America] United Kingdom : Falkland

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Folkland is an island in Argentina that floats on the South Atlantic Ocean 500 km from the east coast. Although it is a British territory, the location of the land is almost South America. Folkland is said to be a paradise inhabited by many wild animals, and at the same time it is also famous as a tourist attraction visited by tourists all year round. Many people think of penguins when they think of folkland. Also known as the Penguins Sanctuary, many penguins live there. Please do not bother the animals when visiting this place. There are also animals that are very sensitive to humans. It is the last unexplored region with a population of only 3000.

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Location

The islands in the southeast of Argentina. It is a British territory.

History

The first Europeans discovered the Ferdinand Magellan fleet in 1520. It was an uninhabited island at that time. The name Folkland was named by British captain John Strong in 1690. An oil field was found near modern Folkland, and Argentina and the United Kingdom fought for sovereignty, but the United Kingdom won the vote by the local residents and continues to the present day.

Climate

Summers are cool and winters are very cold. Temperatures range from 1 ° C to 15 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language is Spanish. They can’t speak English very well in South America.

Security

It is safe because it is a peaceful island with only 3000 people.

Race

Argentina is a special country in South America, mostly European Caucasians. The rest is a mixed race of Indigena and Caucasian.

Penguin

Folkland is also known as the land of penguins. Many penguins live and form colonies. Rockhopper penguins, king penguins, magellanic penguins and many other penguins live here. Please do not bother them when traveling.

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Sightseeing Spot 1: Falkland Islands Museum

The Falkland Islands Museum exhibits materials related to Falkland’s natural environment, animals, and history. There is also an exhibition about the 1982 Falklands War.

Sightseeing Spot 2: Gypsy Cove

Gypsy Cove is full of rare animals. Magellanic penguins are especially popular. Don’t ruin their habitat.

Sightseeing Spot 3: Volunteer points

Volunteer Point is famous for its King Penguin colonies. The sea is over and it is very beautiful. It is also a place where tourists often come.

Sightseeing Spot 4: 1982 Liberation Memorial

During the 1982 Falklands War, the British government, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, sent troops to free the Falkland Islands from the Argentine army. It is a monument at that time.

Sightseeing Spot 5: Bluff Cobra Lagoon

This is the area where little penguins live. It is a recommended place for penguins fans because it can be observed very close.

Hotel

There are plenty of accommodations in Folkland. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the links below. It also supports other languages.

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