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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)
Falkland Islands Flag:
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The Falkland Islands are an overseas territory of Britain, and their flag, first hoisted in 1948, symbolizes that association.

The coat of arms features a ram symbolic of the sheep industry on the islands. It also includes a ship (the Desire), one used by John Davies, whose crew discovered the islands in 1592. The Falkland's motto is scrolled at the bottom of the arms.

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Falkland Islands Coat of Arms:
Coat of arms of Falkland Islands

The Coat of Arms features a ram prominently near its top, representing the farming of sheep. Sheep-farming was until recently the primary source of income for the territory.

The ship shown on the coat of arms is the one in which the English captain, John Davis, discovered the Falkland Islands. The motto "Desire the Right" refers to John Davis' ship, the Desire.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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