Pebble Island Settlement
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Pebble Island Settlement (Spanish/Argentine name: Puerto Calderón) is on Pebble Island in the northwest Falkland Islands, United Kingdom. It is the headquarters of the Pebble Island farm, and is located on the island's isthmus.
Most of the population is of British descent, although one Chilean family lives there.
The settlement's Spanish name "Puerto Calderón" (meaning "port of the cauldron [or vat]") reflects the area's early history in sealing, and hunting penguins for oil.
The settlement was established in 1846 by an Englishman called John Henry Dean, whose family company still runs the island.