I've updated the population figure to the 2006 census. Data from earlier censuses can be found at the falklands.info site.
|Short name||FALKLAND ISLANDS|
|Time zone||-4 ~|
The Falkland Islands have been a British colony throughout the 20th century. The relationship
between the Falkland Islands and other British possessions in the area has varied. From 1908 to
1962, Falkland Islands Dependencies consisted of South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands, the
South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Palmer Archipelago. On 1962-03-03, the
United Kingdom formed a new colony called British Antarctic Territory, incorporating that part of
the territories south of the parallel of 60░ South. Since the Antarctic Treaty had already been
ratified, the British Antarctic Territory should be considered part of the Antarctica listing at
that point. Under a new constitution which took effect on 1985-10-03, South Georgia and the South
Sandwich Islands are no longer a dependency of the Falkland Islands. FIPS reflected this change
by creating a new country entry and code for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and
also by changing the code for Falkland Islands from
FA to the present
Argentina, which calls them the Islas Malvinas, has claimed them since the 19th century. It asserted its claim by invasion in 1982, but was defeated. If Argentina's claim were accepted, the islands would be part of the territory of Tierra del Fuego.
after Falkland Sound (between East and West Falkland), which was named in 1690 for Viscount Lucius Cary Falkland, treasurer of British Navy. 18th-century seal hunters called them "╬les Malouines" after their home port, Saint-Malo.
Falkland Islands has no known administrative divisions.
According to address expert Graham Rhind , the postal code for Falkland Islands in the U.K.
Falkland Islands includes the main islands of East Falkland and West Falkland, and a number of nearby smaller islands, of which the farthest out are Beauchŕne Island and the Jason Islands.
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