- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
As far as I remember the French established a settlement in 1764, the British a settlement in 1765 (without realizing the the French were there), and the Spanish reached an agreement with the French to take over their colony in 1765 or 1766, and actually took it over a year or so later. The sound between the two main islands was named the Falkland Sound by some English sea-captain in the C17, after Viscount Falkland, an English politician of that age, and the name was carried over to the islands.I didn't know that the British presence is as ancient as the Spanish one. Thanks for the info, it is very important.
Would you know where the name Falklands comes from? I know that Malvinas is actually a French derived name, it comes from Saint-Malo, a small town in Normandy.
SG looks a beautiful place, it somehow reminds me of the Lofoten Islands.
This is quite interesting, it seems that the main changes in the population of the penguins have been associated with algal blooms: