Lively Island

Lively Island

Isla Bougainville
Lively Island - Falkland Islands.jpg
Lively Island is located in Falkland Islands
Lively Island
Lively Island
Lively Island shown within the Falkland Islands
Coordinates: 52°01′46″S 58°28′01″W / 52°01′46″S 58°28′01″W / -52.02944; -58.46694
CountryFalkland Islands
Island groupLively Island Group
 • Total55.85 km2 (21.56 sq mi)
Highest elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Time zoneUTC−3 (FKST)
If shown, area and population ranks are for all islands and all inhabited islands in the Falklands respectively.

Lively Island (Spanish: Isla Bougainville) is the largest of the Lively Island Group of the Falkland Islands, The island group lies east of East Falkland. Lively Island is the largest rat-free island in the Falklands, hence its importance to birdlife. The island also has a sheep farm.


The Spanish name, "Isla Bougainville" (like Port Louis) is named after the French navigator Louis de Bougainville who established the first settlement in the archipelago in the 1760s.

In the late 19th and early 20th Century the island was owned by George Cobb. It was sold after World War I to pay taxes.

In the Falklands War the Battle of Seal Cove took place near Lively Island. Seal Cove is a bay in East Falkland directly to the west of the island.

Father and son Steven Poole and Christopher Poole are the current owners.

Other Languages
Cebuano: Lively Island
Deutsch: Lively Island
français: Île Lively
Nederlands: Lively-eiland
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lively (Falklandi)
svenska: Lively Island
中文: 萊夫利島