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The Falkland Islands (Malvinas), United Kingdom, South America

latitude: -51.970, longitude: -59.568
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The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) is an overseas territory in United Kingdom, South America at latitude 51°58′12.00″ South, longitude 59°34′04.80″ West.

Falkland Islands are off east coast of South America.

OpenStreetMap Falkland Islands

This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to the Falkland Islands.


Initial work was done by User:Avantman42 using Landsat and Yahoo! Aerial imagery as data sources, with most of the coastline data coming from Prototype Global Shoreline (PGS)

  • Edited press release was printed as a letter in Penguin News, 9th November 2007
    • GPS waypoints file (Darwin/Goose Green area) received as a result of mention in Penguin News. User:Avantman42 is working on importing this data. This has now all been imported.
  • Data received from Falkland Islands Government (Public Works Department) - road network & street-level detail of Stanley. This has now all been imported.
    • This is tagged source=Falkland Islands Government (Public Works Department)


The roads outside Stanley are largely all-weather tracks (unsurfaced crushed stone). They are therefore tagged using:

  • highway=unclassified
  • surface=compacted


According to Wikipedia, Stanley, the capital, had a population of just under 2,000 in 2001. By UK standards, this would be a village, but that seems inappropriate for a capital, so it has been tagged as place=city. It received city status in 2022.

Other settlements are to be tagged as place=village.