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A beautiful archipelago of about 778 islands – small and big – in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are home to just over 2,500 natives but offer…

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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

King Penguins at Volunteer Point on the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South America

A beautiful archipelago of about 778 islands – small and big – in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are home to just over 2,500 natives but offer some stunning views to the tourists who keep pouring in ever-increasing numbers. A British Overseas Colony, Falkland Islands have long been the center of contention between European colonists and Argentina which continues to stake a claim on the territory. Despite the dispute, the Falkland Islanders continue to remain British citizens and acknowledge the monarchy of the Queen.

Stanley, the capital and the largest city, continues to be the administrative hub of the islands. The capital has a population of over 2100. The islands are demarcated into East and West Falkland. Mount Pleasant is the next biggest hub with a population of about 500. The archipelago is small but self-contained. The enterprises and establishment here reflect the rich cultural legacy and rustic bend of the community.

Falkland Islands have everything that make for a great vacation, including some great accommodation options, internal ferries, and air services. About 60% of Falkland Islanders are native born but the rest are immigrants who have come in drawn by the sweeping farm lands and dreams of an idyllic life. Sheep rearing and pisciculture are major economic activities and ornithology (the study of birds) the favorite activity of visitors. The islands are home to a huge avian population. Tiny hamlets, nested harbors, flocks of sheep, stretching grasslands, and sunny coastlines – all connected by an incredibly well-maintained road network. That is the mystique of Falkland Islands.

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Falkland Islands Facts

  • The capital of Falkland Islands is called Stanley.
  • The Falkland Islands form part of British Overseas Territory
  • Its entire area is 4,700 square miles
  • As of 2012, its population was about 2,563
  • Its GDP is £100 million per annum

Where are the Falkland Islands ?

The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean about 310 miles to the east of the Patagonian coast. The Falkland Islands’ only international airport is located at Mount Pleasant (MNP).


Best time to visit Falkland Islands

Though the Falkland Islands have a very temperate climate year round, most tourists prefer the summer months – October through April – to visit this beautiful destination. April and September are great months to get off-season discounts on accommodation and airfare. May through August is best avoided.


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Nearby Attractions :  South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic peninsula.




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Missouri has many holiday getaways that draw millions of tourists every year. The natural beauty of the Ozark lakes, the uncanny exhibits at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum…

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Missouri Travel Information

Missouri has many holiday getaways that draw millions of tourists every year. The natural beauty of the Ozark lakes, the uncanny exhibits at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and the country music of Branson are popular.

Where is Missouri ?

The state of Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States. Missouri Location Map

Facts About Missouri

The state of Missouri is nicknamed “The Show-Me State” though it is the unofficial nickname.

The capital of Missouri, Jefferson City, is not even in the top ten most-populated cities in the state. The largest city is technically Kansas City, although its greater metropolitan area is not as large as that of St. Louis.

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Airports in Missouri

There are 131 airports in Missouri . The international airports in Missouri are the Kansas City International Airport and the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The airlines that serve  the Kansas City International Airport are Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Midwest, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, and America West Airlines.

The airlines that serve  the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are  Ryan Air, Comair, Air Canada, US AirwaysExpress, Continental Express, Allegiant Airlines, Skyway, Southwest, American, Northwest, united Express, US 3000, America West, Go Jet, and Delta.

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Places to Visit in Missouri

Missouri State Museum: Founded in 1919, the Missouri State Museum is a showpiece museum in the state. It is located in Jefferson City, Missouri, inside the state capitol on the ground floor of the building. The museum has an impressive collection of artifacts that depict the diverse culture of Missouri’s past and present. There are over 65,000 artifacts in the museum.

The Lake of the Ozarks: One of the favorite destinations in Missouri, the Lake of the Ozarks offers enormous fun to the visitor. Outdoor activities like golfing and hiking are common in the area. The lake has a serpentine shape that has led people to name it “The Magic Dragon.”

Gateway Arch: Located in Missouri, the Gateway Arch is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis. It is the tallest national monument in the United States (630 feet). The Arch is a catenary-curved structure, and considered one of the most structurally sound arches.

Castlewood State Park: Established in 1974, the Castlewood State Park offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, rock climbing, fishing. The ruins of the Castlewood Canyon Dam in the area are a must-visit. The World Bird Sanctuary in the south section of the park is a great place for bird-watchers.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum: Located in Branson, which is often referred to as the “family friendly Las Vegas,” the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum is one of the most popular and unique places in the city. It is known as one of the most photographed buildings in the world because it looks like it has been destroyed by an earthquake. Some of the most unbelievable exhibits in the building include the Roman Colosseum and the Optical Illusion Gallery. Photography inside the museum is allowed unlike other places.

Major Tourist Attractions in Missouri

State Parks Bennett Spring State Park, Castlewood State Park, Current River State Park, Robertsville State Park, Wakonda State Park, St. Francois State Park
Beaches Rockaway Beach, Shady Beach, Moonshine Beach, Council Bluff Beach
Museums Missouri State Museum, Bonnell Museum, Campbell House Museum, City Museum, Dinosaur Walk Museum, Fred Bear Museum
Historical Landmarks Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Missouri State Capitol, Osage Village State Historic Site, Arrow Rock, Christ Church Cathedral
Other Places Graham Cave, Gateway Arch, Lake of the Ozarks, truman Sports Complex, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum


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