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Falkland Islands
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Desire the Right"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen" (official)
"Song of the Falklands"[a]
Location of the Falkland Islands
Location of the Falkland Islands
StatusBritish Overseas Territory
Capital
and largest settlement
Stanley
51°42′S57°51′W / 51.700°S 57.850°W / -51.700; -57.850
Official languagesEnglish
DemonymFalkland Islander
GovernmentParliamentarydependency under a constitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • GovernorColin Roberts
 • Chief ExecutiveKeith Padgett
 • UK minister responsibleAlan DuncanMP
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Establishment
 • British rule reasserted1833 
 • Crown colony1841 
 • British Dependent Territory1981 
 • British Overseas Territory2002 
 • Current constitution2009 
Area
 • Total12,200 km2 (157th)
4,700 sq mi
 • Water (%)0
Population
 • 2012 estimate2,932[1] (220th)
 • Density0.26[1]/km2 (241st)
0.65/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2007 estimate
 • Total$164.5 million[2] (222nd)
 • Per capita$55,400[2] (10th)
Gini (2010)34.17[3]
medium ·64th
HDI (2010)0.874[4]
very high ·20th
CurrencyFalklands pound[b] (FKP)
Time zoneFKST[c](UTC−3)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+500
ISO 3166 codeFK
Internet TLD.fk
a.^ "Song of the Falklands" is used as the islands' anthem at sporting events.
b.^ Fixed to the pound sterling (GBP).
c.^ The Falklands has been on FKST year-round since September 2010.[5]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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