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Falkland Islands
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Location o the Falkland Islands
Location o the Falkland Islands
Status Breetish Owerseas Territory
Caipital Stanley
51°42′S 57°51′W / 51.700°S 57.850°W / -51.700; -57.850
Lairgest lairgest dounset capital
Offeecial leids Inglis
Demonym Falkland Islander
Govrenment Pairlamentar dependency unner a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Govrenor
Colin Roberts
Keith Padgett
• UK meenister responsible
Hugo Swire MP
Legislatur Legislative Assembly
Establishment
1833
1841
1981
2002
2009
Aurie
• Total
12,200 km2 (4,700 sq mi) (162nt)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• 2012 estimate
2,932[1] (220t)
• Density
0.26[1]/km2 (0.7/sq mi) (241st)
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
• Total
$164.5 million[2] (222nt)
• Per capita
$55,400[2] (10t)
Gini (2010) 34.17[3]
medium · 64t
HDI (2010) 0.874[4]
verra heich · 20th
Currency Falklands poond[b] (FKP)
Time zone UTC−3 (FKST[c])
Drivin side left
Cawin code +500
ISO 3166 code FK
Internet TLD .fk
  1. ^ "Song of the Falklands" is uised as the islands' anthem at sportin events.
  2. ^ Fixed tae the poond sterling (GBP).
  3. ^ The Falklands haes been on FKST year-roond syne September 2010.[5]

The Falkland Islands (/ˈfɔːlklənd/; Spaingie: Islas Malvinas [malˈβinas]) are a airchipelago in the Sooth Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonie Shelf. The principal islands are aboot 300 miles (480 km) east o Sooth Americae's soothren Patagonie coast, at a latitude o aboot 52°S. The airchipelago, wi a area o 4,700 square miles (12,000 km2), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a Breetish overseas territory, the Falklands hae internal sel-govrenance, an the Unitit Kinrick taks responsibility for their defence an foreign affairs. The islands' caipital is Stanley on East Falkland.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Falkland Islands Census 2012: Headline results" (PDF). Falkland Islands Government. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. Avakov 2013, p. 54.
  4. Avakov 2013, p. 47.
  5. "Falkland Islands will remain on summer time throughout 2011". MercoPress. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. Joshua Project. "Ethnic People Groups of Falkland Islands". Joshua Project. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 

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Coordinates: 51°41′S 59°10′W / 51.683°S 59.167°W / -51.683; -59.167