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Falkland Islands

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Falkland Islands
Continent: South America
Capital City: Stanley
Boundary Countries:
Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities: Stanley, Weddell Settlement, Port Howard, Goose Green Settlement
Country Size: 12,173 sq km, note: includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and About 200 Islands
Population: 3,105

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English

Currency: Falkland Pound(FKP)
Predominant Religions:

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

National Holidays: Liberation Day,14 June (1982)
Economic Status:

In 1987 the government began selling fishing licenses to foreign trawlers operating within the Falkland Islands' exclusive fishing zone. These license fees total more than $40 million per year, which help support the island's health, education, and welfare system. Exports feature shipments of high-grade wool to the UK and the sale of postage stamps and coins. The islands are now self-financing except for defense. An agreement between Argentina and the UK in 1995 seeks to defuse licensing and sovereignty conflicts that would dampen foreign interest in exploiting potential oil reserves. Tourism, especially eco-tourism, is increasing rapidly, with about 30,000 visitors in 2001. Another large source of income is interest paid on money the government has in the bank. The British military presence also provides a sizeable economic boost.

Security:

Defense is the responsibility of the UK.

US Presence:

None overseas territory of the UK

Document Requirements:
Major Airports:

Airports:  5, Airports w/paved runways:  2

Stanley – Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN/EGYP)
Stanley, Falkland Islands, Roayl Air Force Ops Centre, 12 Facility Reception, Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS
Tel: +500 74344
Fax: +500 32164
E-mail: dbush@wfs.com

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Risks and Precautions:
Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total: Information not available

Life expectancy at birth: Information not available

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None

Recommended: Hep A & B, Rabies, Typhoid, Boosters: MMR, DPT

Infectious Disease Concerns:

There is no Malaria risk in the Falkland Islands.
Dengue, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), and leishmaniasis are diseases carried by insects that also occur in this region. Rodent-borne hantavirus pulmonary syndrome has been identified in the north-central and southwestern regions of Argentina.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:
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Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 0
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