Falkland Islands BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -3 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|51°48'2 / 59°31'43|
|FK / FLK|
other 3.3% (2006 est.)
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN|
|Falkland Islands banks list|
Falkland Islands Introduction
Falkland Islands (English: Falkland Islands), Argentina called the Malvinas Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), is an archipelago located in the continental shelf of Patagonia in the South Atlantic. The main island is located about 500 kilometers east of the southern coast of Patagonia, South America, at about 52° south latitude. The entire archipelago includes East Falkland Island, West Falkland Island and 776 islets, with a total area of 12,200 square kilometers. The Falkland Islands are British overseas territories with internal autonomy, and Britain is responsible for its defense and foreign affairs. The capital of the islands is Stanley, located on East Falkland Island.
The discovery of the Falkland Islands and the history of European colonization afterwards are both controversial. France, Britain, Spain and Argentina have all set up settlements on the island. Britain reiterated its colonial rule in 1833, but Argentina still claimed sovereignty over the island. In 1982, Argentina carried out military occupation of the island, and the Falklands War broke out. After that, Argentina was defeated and withdrawn, and Britain once again had sovereignty over the islands.
According to the results of the 2012 Census, apart from the military and their families, the Falkland Islands has a total of 2,932 residents, most of whom are of British origin Of the Falkland Islands. Other races include French, Gibraltarians and Scandinavians. Immigrants from the United Kingdom, St. Helena and Chile in the South Atlantic have reversed the decline of the island’s population. The main and official languages of the islands are English. According to the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islands citizens are legal British citizens.