Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
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|Cities Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
country code: FK
continent: South America
capital: Port Stanley
EU membership: no
NATO membership: no
GPS: 51 45 S, 59 00 W
Falkland Islands Pound: FKP
1FKP = 1.913 USD
1FKP = 1.470 EUR
From wikipedia about Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago consists of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland. It is an internally self-governing British Overseas Territory, with the United Kingdom
responsible for defence and foreign affairs.
Ever since the re-establishment of British rule in 1833, Argentina
has claimed sovereignty. In pursuit of this claim, which is rejected by the islanders, Argentina
invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. This precipitated the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War between Argentina
and the United Kingdom
and resulted in the defeat and withdrawal of the Argentine forces. It is currently on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Since the war, there has been strong economic growth in both fisheries and tourism.
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