The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (483 kilometres) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, The Falkland Islands are a self-governing British Overseas Territory. Under the 2009 Constitution, the islands have full internal self-government; the UK is responsible for foreign affairs, retaining the power "to protect UK interests and to ensure the overall good governance of the territory". Fish and chips: Just as in Britain, fish and chips is an incredibly popular meal in the Falkland Islands and Stanley, the nation's capital, has its own fish and chip shop. Lamb, mutton and beef: The Falkland Islandsare known for organic meat that is ranched on the plains of the islands.