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Encyclopedia > San Carlos, Falkland Islands

San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water. It is named after the ship San Carlos, which visited in 1768, and grew in the early twentieth century around a factory which froze sheep carcasses.


San Carlos was the main British Army bridgehead during the Falklands War, and a museum and the British War Cemetery commemorate that period.


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San Carlos, Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water.
It is named after the ship San Carlos, which visited in 1768, and grew in the early twentieth century around a factory which froze sheep carcasses.
San Carlos was the main British Army bridgehead during the Falklands War, and a museum and the British War Cemetery commemorate that period.
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The Falkland Islands, also called The Malvinas, are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 kilometres) from the coast of South America, 671 miles (1080 km) west of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Shag Rocks), and 584 miles (940 km) north of Antarctica (Elephant Island).
Argentina has continued to claim sovereignty over the islands, and the dispute was used by the military junta dictatorship as a reason to invade and briefly occupy the islands before being defeated in the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War in 1982 by a United Kingdom task force which returned the islands to British control.
The largest company in the islands used to be the Falkland Islands Company (FIC), a publicly quoted company on the London Stock Exchange and was responsible for the majority of the economic activity on the islands, though its farms were sold in 1991 to the Falkland Islands Government.
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