|Government||UK Overseas Territory|
|Currency||Falkland pound (FKP)|
|Population||3,140 (July 2008 est.)|
|Religion||Anglican (primary), Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist|
|Electricity||240/50Hz (UK plug)|
|Time Zone||GMT - 4|
The Falkland Islands consist of two main islands and several hundred smaller islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of southern South America. They are a United Kingdom Overseas Territory, but nearby Argentina claims jurisdiction under the name Islas Malvinas. Most visitors to the islands come between October and March to enjoy the spectacular wildlife and quaint rural lifestyle.