What country is Stanley Falkland Islands?
Stanley, the capital of the Falklands since 1845, is probably the most English city outside of England. Characteristic are the small, white-painted wooden houses with their colorful corrugated iron roofs.
Short straight streets, well-kept front gardens with an incredible floral splendor, the southernmost Anglican cathedral, numerous quaint pubs – Stanley surrounds its visitors with a feel-good atmosphere. If it’s not raining, you could stand it here already.
in 1845, the capital of the Falkland Islands was moved from Port Louis on Berkley Sound to Port Jackson, which was renamed after the colonial Secretary (“Secretary of State for War and the Colonies”) Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869).
Stanley developed only slowly, although it provided a safe supply and repair port for the ships that rounded Cape Horn. Only with the advent of sheep breeding at the end of the 19th century did the upswing begin, Stanley became a wool export port.
Where is the Falkland Islands located?
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Are the Falkland Islands Argentinian or British?