Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Connecticut 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Connecticut 2008
Area > Land 12,173 sq km 2008 156th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 3,876.75 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 2nd out of 224
Area > Total 12,173 sq km 2013 166th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 207th out of 246
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 typically does not accumulate 2013
Coastline 1,288 km 2014 76th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Mount Usborne 705 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 51 45 S, 59 00 W 2013
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 232nd out of 246
Location Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of southern Argentina 2013
Natural hazards strong winds persist throughout the year 2011
Natural resources fish, squid, wildlife, calcified seaweed, sphagnum moss 2013
Terrain rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008



Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 10 Maritime claims 3
Land use 3

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