Thursday, 3 March 2016

FALKLAND ISLANDS

The Falkland Islands (SpanishIslas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Oceanon the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (480 km) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,000 km2), comprises East FalklandWest Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The islands' capital is Stanley on East Falkland. 
At the twentieth session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Fourth Committee determined that, in all languages other than Spanish, all UN documentation would designate the territory as Falkland Islands (Malvinas). In Spanish, the territory was designated as Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands). The nomenclature used by the United Nations for statistical processing purposes is Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

My first Registered Airmail cover from Falkland Islands ! They use Great Britain style barcode labels but has own country code tracking numbers. FPS perfectly postmarked the cover and affixed the R label properly. The cover sent on February 12, 2016 and I received in my hands on March 07, 2016. Thank You Genys for the perfect help did for me. 


These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Glenys from Falkland postal services. Philately is one of the main income of the islands, They lookafter South Georgia and South Sandwitch islands, British Antarctic Territory postal service too. Falkland Group stamps are very attractive and thematic, and the philatelic bureau offers very friendly customer care services. The covers posted on February 12, 2016 and i received in my hands on February 29,2016. Thank You Glenys for the perfect covers from South Atlantic.

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