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Aerial view of Stanley, Falkland Islands
Aerial view of Stanley, Falkland Islands
Map showing the Port Stanley area
British Overseas Territory  Falkland Islands
 • Total 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
 • Total 2,460
 • Density 984/km2 (2,550/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−3 (FKST)
Falkland Islands - East Falkland
E.Falkland in red

Stanley (also known as Port Stanley) is the capital city of the Falkland Islands. It is found on the island of East Falkland and has a population of 2,000. Stanley was the sight of fighting in the 1982 Falklands War, where Argentinian forces captured Government House, the seat of the Falklands Government. Today, Stanley is the biggest town in the Falkland Islands. It has an airport and a seaport. Cruise ships going through the South Atlantic often make a stop in Stanley, which has a small tourism industry to serve cruise ship passengers and others visiting the islands.

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