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Falkland Islands map from CIA World Factbook
A map of the Falkland Islands

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

Main islands

Johnsonsharbour
Johnson's Harbour settlement, East Falkland.
Necksaundersisland
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

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

Small archipelagos

Jason Islands

None of the Jason Islands are permanently inhabited.

Island Area (ha) Height (m)
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

Aerial photo Port Stanley
Stanley Harbour, Stanley with mountains in the distance.
Augustus Keppel by Thomas Hickey
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

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.

  • Beauchene Island - Jacques Gouin de Beauchêne
  • Dunbar Island
  • (East Falkland) Lafonia (peninsula) - Samuel Fisher Lafone
  • George Island - ? King George
  • Golding Island
  • Jason Islands
  • Keppel Island - Augustus Keppel
  • Saunders Island
  • Ruggles Island
  • Staats Island
  • Tyssen Islands - John Tyssen (1811–1893), British naval officer
  • Weddell Island - James Weddell

Spanish names derived from people

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

  • Beaver Island - Isla San Rafael - The archangel Raphael
  • Lively Island - Isla Bougainville - Louis Antoine de Bougainville
  • Bleaker Island - Isla María - ?Virgin Mary
  • Jason Islands - Isla Sebaldes - Sebald de Weert
  • Pebble Island - Isla (de) Borbón/Isla Bourbon - House of Bourbon
  • Weddell Island - Isla San José - Saint Joseph
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