The Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic Ocean, have a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. The indigenous people, known as the Yaghan or the Ona, were the first inhabitants of these remote islands. The islands were then discovered by European explorers in the 16th century, with the first recorded landing by an Englishman, John Davis, in 1592. Over the centuries, the Falkland Islands became the subject of numerous territorial disputes between Britain, Spain, and Argentina. The British established a naval garrison in the early 19th century, but it wasn't until 1982 when the Falkland Islands gained global attention during the brief but intense conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Today, the Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory with a thriving economy, rich wildlife, and a resilient population that cherishes its history and unique culture.