Falkland Islands


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Note: The Falkland Islands, an overseas territory of the UK also claimed by Argentina, is not considered part of the region for purposes of UNISDR.

This page, however, has been developed based on consideration of its geographical positioning.


HFA National Reports

National report 2007: no reported

National report 2006: no reported

National report 2005: no reported

National Platform

No National Platform reported

HFA National Focal Point

No National Focal Point reported

Other contacts:

The Governor's Office:

Address: Government House, Stanley, Falkland Islands, FIQQ 1ZZ

Phone: (+500) 27433

E-mail: gov.house@horizon.co.fk

Website: http://www.falklands.gov.fk/

Environmental Planning Department:

Address: Environmental Planning Department, Falkland Islands Government, Malvina House Gardens, Stanley, Falkland Islands

Phone: (+500) 27390 / Fax: (+500) 27391

E-mail: awright.planning@taxation.gov.fk

Website: http://www.fidp.horizon.co.fk/

Country profile:

Official name: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Capital: Stanley

Area: 12,173 sq km

Population: 3,105 (July 2007 est.)

Ethnic Groups: British

Religion: primarily Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist

Language: English

Government: overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina

Currency: Falkland pound

Climate: cold marine; strong westerly winds, cloudy, humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; average annual rainfall is 24 inches in Stanley; occasional snow all year, except in January and February, but does not accumulate.

Terrain: rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains

Geography: deeply indented coast provides good natural harbors; short growing season

Natural hazards: strong winds persist throughout the year

Source: CIA Factbook/Wikipedia


HFA P1 - Institutional and legal framework

HFA P2 - Risk identification and EWS:

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HFA P5 - Preparedness and response:

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Web Links:

Government of Falklands Islands

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