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Falkland Islands
Motto(s): 
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Unofficial anthem: "Song of the Falklands"
Location of the Falkland Islands
Location of the Falkland Islands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
First settlement1764
British rule reasserted3 January 1833
Falklands War2 April to
14 June 1982
Current constitution1 January 2009
Capital
and largest settlement
Stanley
51°42′S57°51′W / 51.700°S 57.850°W / -51.700; -57.850
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym(s)Falkland Islander, Falklander
GovernmentDevolvedparliamentarydependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Nigel Phillips
Barry Rowland
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Government of the United Kingdom
• Minister
Wendy Morton
Area
• Total
12,200 km2 (4,700 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0
Highest elevation
2,313 ft (705 m)
Population
• 2016 census
3,398[1] (not ranked)
• Density
0.28/km2 (0.7/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
• Total
$228.5 million[2]
• Per capita
$96,962 (4th)
Gini (2010)34.17[3]
medium · 64th
HDI (2010)0.874[4]
very high · 20th
CurrencyFalklands pound (£) (FKP)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (FKST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+500
UK postcode
FIQQ 1ZZ
ISO 3166 codeFK
Internet TLD.fk

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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