Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands [fôk′lənd]
British crown colony consisting of a group of islands in the S Atlantic, east of the tip of South America: also claimed by Argentina: 4,700 sq mi (12,173 sq km); pop. 2,100: Sp. name ISLAS MALVINAS

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  • Falkland Islands — /fawk leuhnd/ a self governing British colony also claimed by Argentina: site of a war between the two nations in 1982. 2000; 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). Also called Falklands. Spanish, Islas Malvinas. * * * Spanish Islas Malvinas British self… …   Universalium

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  • Falkland Islands —    / Islas Malvinas    Islands off the coast of Argentina, 900 miles southeast of Buenos Aires. Although sparsely populated, cold, and windswept, the Falkland Islands (known as the Islas Malvinas, or Malvinas, in Argentina) have been a subject of …   Historical Dictionary of the “Dirty Wars”

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  • Falkland Islands Holdings — plc (FIH) is a company which plays a key role in the economy of the Falkland Islands. It is a British registered company, with its head office in the town of Bishop s Stortford in England, and an operational office in Stanley, the capital of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Falkland Islands Dependencies — was the constitutional arrangement for administering the British territories in Sub Antarctica and Antarctica from 1843 until 1985. Those arrangements were first enacted by the British Letters Patent of 1843, and subsequently revised in 1876,… …   Wikipedia

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