Geography Of The Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean between 51°S and 53°S on a projection of the Patagonian Shelf. In ancient geological time this shelf was part of Gondwana, which around 400 million years ago broke from what is now Africa and drifted westwards relative to Africa. Today the islands are subjected to the Roaring Forties, winds that shape both their geography and climate.
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