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Falkland Islands's Information

Flag of Falkland Islands
Land Area 12,173 km2
Total Area 12,173km2
Population 2,931 (#229)
Population Density 0.24/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Legislative Assembly); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK
Currency Pound (FKP)
  • Name: Falkland Islands
    (long form) Note that the islands are a self-governing territory of the United Kingdom (UK), and referred to as the Falkland Islands throughout the UK. Spanish speaking countries of South America refer to them as (Islas Malvinas)
  • Capital City: Stanley (2,115 pop.)
  • Falkland Islands Population: 3,140 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Falkland Islands Pound (FKP)
    (conversion rates)

    Falkland Islands Pound
    One Falkland Islands Pound
  • Ethnicity: Native born Falkland Islanders 65%, English 31%, Spaniards 3%, and Japanese 1%.
  • GDP total: $164.5 million (2010 est)
  • GDP per capita: $55,400 (2010 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English
  • Largest Cities: Stanley, Goose Green Settlement, Port Howard(by population)
  • Name: The name of the Falkland Islands comes from Falkland Sound, which is the channel between the two main islands. The sound was named after a Scotish nobleman, Andrew Cary, who was the 5th Viscount Falkland. The Viscounts of Falkland get their name from the Scottish monarchy's residence, Falkland Palace.
  • National Day: June 14
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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