The Falkland Islands consist of 2 larger islands, East & West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands. They are a British overseas territory and are self-governed. The Argentines still maintain their claim over the islands (Islas Malvinas to them) despite their unsuccessful invasion in 1982. The war left over a hundred mine fields containing nearly 20,000 mines of various types. Many have been cleared over the years since, but many still remain. They warned us repeatedly over our 2 days in the Falklands to stay on the marked trails & paths for this very reason.