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Falklands Islands / Islas Malvinas East of Argentine Mainland

August 8th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas - August 5th, 2010

The Falkland Islands comprise two main islands, West Falkland and East Falkland (in Spanish Isla Gran Malvina and Isla Soledad respectively), and about 776 small islands.

The islands are located 250 nautical miles (463 km; 288 mi) from the Argentine mainland, which can be observed along the left side of the full image, once opened.

The islands have a coastline estimated at 800 miles (1288 km) in length, all of which can be observed here. Inland, both islands have mountain ranges, the highest point being Mount Usborne, 705 metres (2,313 ft) on East Falkland.

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