Falkand Islands
The Falkland Islands (/ˈfɔːlklənd/; Spanish: Islas Malvinas [malˈβinas]) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islan...
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List of Falkland Islands placenames
This is a list of English and Spanish language placenames in the Falkland Islands. Most of the Spanish language names are quite different in origin to their English equivalents, and many have religio...
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History of the Falkland Islands
The history of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) goes back at least five hundred years, with active exploration and colonisation only taking place in the 18th century. Nonetheless, th...
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Timeline of the history of the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) have a complex history stretching over five hundred years. Active exploration and colonisation began in the 18th century but a self-supporting colon...
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Falklands War
The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war...
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Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute
Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish) is disputed between Argentina and the United Kingdom.The British claim to sovereignty dates from 1690, and the United Kingdom has exer...
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Politics of the Falkland Islands
The politics of the Falkland Islands takes place in a framework of a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary representative democratic dependency as set out by the constitution, whereby the Governor...
Military of the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are a British overseas territory and, as such, rely on the UK for the guarantee of their security. The other UK territories in the South Atlantic, South Georgia and the South Sand...
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Education in the Falkland Islands
Education in the Falkland Islands is free and compulsory up to the end of the academic year when a child reaches 16 years of age. The Falklands follows the English education system.
There are two ...
Geography of the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located in the South Atlantic Ocean between 51°S and 53°S on a projection of the Patagonian Shelf, part of the South American continental shelf. In ancient geological time thi...
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Climate of the Falkland Islands
The climate of the Falkland Islands is cool and temperate, regulated by the large oceans which surround it. The Falkland Islands are located over 300 miles (483 km) from South America, to the nor...
Wildlife of the Falkland Islands
The wildlife of the Falkland Islands is quite similar to that of Patagonia. The Falkland Islands have no native reptiles or amphibians, and the only native mammal, the warrah, is now extinct. However,...
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Economy of the Falkland Islands
The economy of the Falkland Islands, which first involved sealing, whaling and provisioning ships, became heavily dependent on sheep farming from the 1870s to 1980. It then diversified and now has inc...
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Falkland Islanders
Falkland Islanders, also called Falklanders and nicknamed Kelpers, are the people of the British overseas territory of the Falkland Islands.
The Islanders are British, albeit with a distinct ident...
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Origins of Falkland Islanders
Falkland Islanders (also called Kelpers, Falklanders or Malvineros and Malvinenses in Spanish) derive from various origins. Earliest among these are the numerically small but internationally diverse e...
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Transport in the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands currently has three primary means of transport - road, sea and air. However in 1946, when Sir Miles Clifford arrived as governor, there were no air services, no roads outside Stan...
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Sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The sovereignty of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is disputed between the United Kingdom and Argentina. The United Kingdom claimed South Georgia in 1775, annexed the islands in 1908, an...
Gaucho
Gaucho ([ˈɡautʃo]) or gaúcho ([ɡaˈuʃo]) is a resident of the South American pampas, Gran Chaco, or Patagonian grasslands, found mainly in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Southeastern Bolivia, Southern B...
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Argentine surrender in the Falklands War
The last stage of the Falklands War was the surrender of the Argentine Governor at Port Stanley.
With the last natural defence line at Mount Tumbledown breached, the Argentine town defences of Por...
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British air services in the Falklands War
This is a list of the units, aircraft and casualties of the British air services in the Falklands War. The numbers in bold are the number of aircraft used in the war, the numbers in brackets are the ...
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1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands
On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), beginning the Falklands War.The Argentines mounted amphibious landings, with the invasion...
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Operation Black Buck
During the 1982 Falklands War, Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 7 were a series of seven extremely long-range ground attack missions by Royal Air Force Vulcan bombers of the RAF Waddington Wing, ...
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Battle of the River Plate
The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the only episode of the war to take place in South America. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located i...
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Stanley, Falkland Islands
Stanley (/ˈstænli/; also known as Port Stanley) is the capital of the Falkland Islands. It is located on the island of East Falkland, on a north-facing slope in one of the wettest parts of the island...
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ARA General Belgrano
The ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy light cruiser in service from 1951 until 1982. Previously named USS Phoenix, she saw action in the Pacific theatre of World War II before being sol...
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Rivers of the Falkland Islands
Due its geography and geology, the Falkland Islands has no particularly large rivers. Those of some length tend to be sluggish, often ending in one of the frequent fjords or large inlets surrounding t...
Occupation of the Falkland Islands
The occupation of the Falkland Islands and of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Spanish: Gobernación Militar de las Islas Malvinas, Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur "Military Admini...
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Geology of the Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located on a projection of the Patagonian continental shelf. In ancient geological time this shelf was part of Gondwana, which around 400 million years ago broke from what is...
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Aftermath of the Falklands War
The aftermath of the 1982 Falklands War (Guerra de Malvinas in Spanish) between the United Kingdom and Argentina saw an impact upon world geopolitics, the local political culture in Argentina and the ...
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