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A "Camp" settlement.


The Camp is the term used in the Falkland Islandsmarker to refer to any part of the islands outside of the islands' only significant town, Stanleymarker, and often, the large RAF base at Mount Pleasantmarker. It derives from the Spanish Campo meaning 'countryside.'

The Camp contains various small settlements, such as Fox Bay, Goose Greenmarker, Darwinmarker, and Port Howardmarker, which are usually little more than several houses. Port Louis in the north of East Falklandmarker is the oldest permanent settlement in the islands, established by the French in 1764. Port Egmontmarker on Saunders Island, now abandoned, is the oldest British settlement. The majority of the Camp population lives on East Falklandmarker, followed by West Falklandmarker. Outlying islands such as Pebblemarker, Sea Lionmarker, West Pointmarker, Weddellmarker and Carcass Islandmarker are inhabited as well.

There are also some British military installations such as RAF Mount Pleasant, Mare Harbourmarker, and Mount Alice, and there is also the Bodie Suspension Bridge, the southernmost of its kind in the world. Many parts are still landmined from the time of the Falklands War, particularly just outside Stanley.

Sheep farming is the main industry. Other include fishing, and tourism (particularly wildlife or war related tours)

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