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Facts about Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)
Area: total: 12 ,173 sq km land: 12 ,173 sq km water: 0 sq km note: includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and about 200 small islands
Background: Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592 , the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690 , and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute , first between Britain and Spain , then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.
Flag description: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising was once the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT
Capital: name: Stanley geographic coordinates: 51 42 S , 57 51 W time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins first Sunday in September; ends third Sunday in April
Climate: cold marine; strong westerly winds , cloudy , humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; average annual rainfall is 24 inches in Stanley; occasional snow all year , except in January and February , but does not accumulate
Currency code: Falkland pound (FKP)
Ethnic groups: British
Geographic coordinates: 51 45 S , 59 00 W
Geography note: deeply indented coast provides good natural harbors; short growing season
Government type: NA
Imports partners: UK 72.5% , US 15.1% , Netherlands 8.5% (2006)
Internet country code: .fk
Land boundaries: 1 ,288 km
Neighbouring countries: 0 km
Languages: English
Location: Southern South America , islands in the South Atlantic Ocean , east of southern Argentina
Map references: South America
National holiday: Liberation Day , 14 June (1982)
Nationality: noun: Falkland Islander(s) adjective: Falkland Island
Natural hazards: strong winds persist throughout the year
Population: 3 ,140 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Christian 67.2% , none 31.5% , other 1.3% (2006 census)
Terrain: rocky , hilly , mountainous with some boggy , undulating plains
Unemployment rate: full employment; labor shortage (2001)

Capital of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Stanley (click to view Stanley Google map)

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Places in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

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