Time zone: GMT/UTC minus 4 hours
Current time: 23:40
Political status: overseas territory of the UK
Climate: cold marine; strong westerly winds, cloudy, humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; average annual rainfall is 60 cm in Stanley; occasional snow all year, except in January and February, but typically does not accumulate
Terrain: rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago situated in the South Atlantic Ocean around 300 miles east of Argentina. They are a self-governing British Overseas Territory although Argentina maintains a claim over the islands. The climate is cold, with harsh winds throughout the year.