Fauklan Isles

falkland island
(Reguidit frae Falkland Islands)

The Fauklan Isles (Inglis: Falkland Islands; Spaingie: Islas Malvinas [malˈβinas]) are a airchipelago in the Sooth Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonie Shelf. The principal islands are aboot 300 mile (480 km) east o Sooth Americae's soothren Patagonie coast, at a latitude o aboot 52°S. The airchipelago, wi a area o 4,700 square mile (12,000 km2), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a Breetish overseas territory, the Fauklan Isles hae internal sel-govrenance, an the Unitit Kinrick taks responsibility for their defence an foreign affairs. The islands' caipital is Stanley on East Falkland.

Falkland Islands

Banner o Fauklan Isles
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Coat o airms o Fauklan Isles
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Location o the Fauklan Isles
Location o the Fauklan Isles
StatusBreetish Owerseas Territory
CaipitalStanley
51°42′S 57°51′W / 51.700°S 57.850°W / -51.700; -57.850
Lairgest lairgest dounsetcapital
Offeecial leidsInglis
Demonym(s)Falkland Islander
GovrenmentPairlamentar dependency unner a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Govrenor
Colin Roberts
Keith Padgett
• UK meenister responsible
Hugo Swire MP
LegislaturLegislative Assembly
Establishment
1833
1841
1981
2002
2009
Aurie
• Total
12,200 km2 (4,700 sq mi) (162nt)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• 2012 estimate
2,932[1] (220t)
• Density
0.26[1]/km2 (0.7/sq mi) (241st)
GDP (PPP)2007 estimate
• Total
$164.5 million[2] (222nt)
• Per capita
$55,400[2] (10t)
Gini (2010)34.17[3]
medium · 64t
HDI (2010)0.874[4]
verra heich · 20th
CurrencyFauklans poond[b] (FKP)
Time zoneUTC−3 (FKST[c])
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+500
ISO 3166 codeFK
Internet TLD.fk
  1. ^ "Song of the Falklands" is uised as the islands' anthem at sportin events.
  2. ^ Fixed tae the poond sterling (GBP).
  3. ^ The Fauklan Isles haes been on FKST year-roond syne September 2010.[5]

ReferencesEedit

  1. a b "Falkland Islands Census 2012: Headline results" (PDF). Falkland Islands Government. 10 September 2012. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  2. a b "Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 Julie 2013.
  3. Avakov 2013, p. 54.
  4. Avakov 2013, p. 47.
  5. "Falkland Islands will remain on summer time throughout 2011". MercoPress. 31 Mairch 2011. Retrieved 4 Februar 2012.
  6. Joshua Project. "Ethnic People Groups of Falkland Islands". Joshua Project. Retrieved 28 Februar 2010.

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Coordinates: 51°41′S 59°10′W / 51.683°S 59.167°W / -51.683; -59.167