Barren Island, Falkland Islands

Barren Island (Spanish: Isla Pelada) is one of the Falkland Islands, lying south west of East Falkland and south east of George Island. It is separated from Lafonia by Eagle Passage. Its total area is 11.5 square kilometres (4.4 sq mi).

Barren Island
Isla Pelada
Barren Island
Barren Island shown within the Falkland Islands
Coordinates: 52°22′33″S 59°42′00″W
CountryFalkland Islands
  Total11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (FKST)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

It, together with George Island is run as a sheep farm and the tourism there is well run. The island is free of rats, and this is important for the survival of small songbirds.[1]

There are two listed buildings on Barren Island, a house and a woolshed.[2]


  1. "PART II: Falkland Islands Important Bird Areas - Speedwell Island Group" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. "Falkland Islands Information Web Portal". Buildings and Structures in the Falkland Islands designated as being of Architectural or Historic Interest. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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