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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Demographics of Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands, are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 km) from the coast of Argentina, and consisting of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, together with a number of smaller islands.
The islands are referred to by the islanders and in the United Kingdom as "(The) Falkland Islands".
The largest company in the islands is the Falkland Islands Company, a publicly quoted company on the London Stock Exchange and responsible for the majority of the economic activity on the islands, though its farms were sold in 1991 to the Falkland Islands Government.
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 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Falkland Islands pound"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Falkland Islands pound is the currency issued by the government of the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The Falklands pound is currently pegged to the pound sterling at a one-for-one rate and the banknotes of both currencies are used interchangeably on the islands (although only notes printed in the United Kingdom are accepted in Britain itself).
The Falklands pound is also commonly used in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, a separate British overseas territory some 1390 km to the east.
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 falkland islands map and map of he falkland islands and information page
As the British presence in the Falklands was reduced in the late 1970s, the Argentina military saw an opportunity, and subsequently invaded the islands on April 2, 1982.
Landforms The Falkland Islands, an archipelago comprised of two large islands and several hundred smaller ones, are ringed by a rugged coastline, and for the most part are hilly, rocky and covered with low shrubs and coarse grass.
Throughout the islands, bike riding and hiking are popular activities, and the two larger islands offer a variety of golf courses from which to choose.
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 Giuseppe Repetto
The Falkland Islands pound is on par with the UK pound sterling, which circulates alongside the local currency.
The eight most southerly islands in the group were discovered by Captain Cook in 1775, while the northern three had to wait until 1819 for their fame to spread beyond the penguins.
Falklanders are also exceptionally hospitable, often welcoming visitors into their homes for a 'smoko,' the traditional midmorning tea or coffee break.
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 pjallittle Falkland Islands Travel Page - VirtualTourist.com
The Falklands celebrate a fair number of holidays, but the wildest event you're likely to encounter - aside from a parade of nude sheep just after shearing season - is the annual sports meetings held every summer on both of the main islands.
Just north of mainland West Falkland, Saunders Island was the site of the first British garrison on the Falklands, built in 1765, and it was their ousting by the Spanish in 1767 that nearly caused a war between the two countries.
The Battle for the Falklands is a cool assessment of the politics and strategy of the 1982 war by Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Falkland Islands
The isolated and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory in the south-west Atlantic Ocean, remain the subject of a sovereignty dispute between Britain and Argentina, who waged a brief but bitter war over the territory in 1982.
Britain rests its case on its long-term administration of the Falklands, and on the principle of self-determination for the islanders, who are almost all of British descent.
The islands are self-governing, although foreign affairs and defence matters are handled by the British government.
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 Falklands Network - Falkland Islands wildlife newsletter.
It is impossible to give an accurate total for Magellanic penguins in the Falklands, but we do know that study sites monitored throughout the Falklands during the 1990s have shown a 70% decline over the last 10 years, a decline which is still occurring.
Indeed the closest colonies to the Falklands on Isla Magdalena (Chile) and Staten Island (Argentina) appear to have increased as Falklands populations declined.
In the Falklands, Magellanic penguin populations have declined so much that it is obvious from the colonies themselves.
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 Antarctica Travel Guide, Falkland Islands
Like many islands the world over, the local availability of building materials dictates the character of the town and Stanley is first noted for the brightly painted corrugated iron roofs to most of the dwellings.
The Falklands are geologically a part of Patagonia and the Scotia arc that stretches from the southern tip of South America via the Falklands, South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland islands to join with the tip of the Antarctic peninsula.
The islands have a cold maritime climate with an average of 2.8° C (37° F) in the winter and 8.3° C (47° F) in the summer.
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 Falkland Islands Currency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Falkland Islands Company even offers its own credit card, which may be used in any of their retail outlets or in the Upland Goose Hotel.
The value of the Falkland pound is equal to that of British sterling, 100 pence to one pound, and both types of currency are in circulation in the Islands.
Falkland Island notes vary in colour, but have the same basic design - all depict penguins as well as carrying the Queen's head of course and the Islands' crest.
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 Cultural stuff – infrastructure, facilities and travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Falkland Islands pound, Sterling, the US dollar and travellers cheques are accepted at most outlets, and credit cards are being accepted more widely by businesses in the Islands.
The Falkland Islands General Employees Union is registered under the Trade Unions and Trade Disputes Ordinance; it has the character of a general workers union and is an affiliate of the International Confederation of Trade Unions.
Falkland Islands Development Corporation is proactive in encouraging the economic development of the Islands.
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 Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Falkland Islands, also called the Malvinas, are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 kilometres) from the coast of South America, 671 miles (1080 km) west of the Shag Rocks (South Georgia), and 584 miles (940 km) north of Antarctica (Elephant Island).
The largest company in the islands used to be the Falkland Islands Company (FIC), a publicly quoted company on the London Stock Exchange and was responsible for the majority of the economic activity on the islands, though its farms were sold in 1991 to the Falkland Islands Government.
Falkland Islands · Montserrat · Saint Helena · Tristan da Cunha · Turks and Caicos Islands · British Indian Ocean Territory · Pitcairn Islands · South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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 Falklands Network - Falklands war of the penguins
As the 20th anniversary of the Falklands war draws near, everyone believes it was the best thing ever to have happened to the islands.
The islanders were being bled dry by absentee landlords and exhausted by the struggle to scratch a living from farming in one of the world's most remote and hostile environments.
Battle concluded that apart from the mistake over the criminal record, there was no evidence of 'maladministration' either by the Falkland Islands government or the police.
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 Falkland Islands
It is thought that Patagonian Indians may have reached the islands by canoe, but when the Europeans encountered the islands in the seventeenth century, they were uninhabited.
There is no unemployment, but much of the work is seasonal, such as peat cutting and sheep shearing, and many islanders supplement their incomes with small-scale mechanical and agricultural projects.
The Falklands are governed as a colony of the United Kingdom.
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 Falkland Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
The Falkland Islands [1] are a group of about 200 sub-antarctic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of southern South America.
The Falklands is a victim of the Antarctic ozone hole, so it is important to wear sunscreen on sunny days during the early summer.
Falkland Island Tours and Travel (Tel: 21775, fitt@horizon.co.fk) operates a shuttle bus that meets all flights and can take visitors to and from the capital for £13.00 per person (one-way).
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 Cruise Critic Destinations: Stanley
Stanley, the capital city of the Falklands, is located on East Falkland and is the only "town" in the islands.
The official currency is the Falkland pound, on par with the British pound.
Falkland Island postage stamps: Because they are so rare, and so colorfully executed, postage stamps have become such an important tourist purchase that a Philatelic Center has been opened adjacent to the post office.
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 Commonwealth Secretariat - Falkland Islands
Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands)
The first sighting of the Islands has been ascribed to various navigators, but the first known landing was by Captain John Strong in 1690, who named the Islands after the then Treasurer of the Navy, Viscount Falkland.
Argentina did not abandon its claim to the Islands, and pursued this in UN talks from 1966 onwards, despite the islanders' overwhelming preference for retaining their association with the UK.
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 Hotels Falkland Islands Hotels Map Tours Picture War History Malvinas Lodging Accommodation Information
The islands landscape is formed mainly by low hills, cliffs and scattered lakes.
On the north coast of East Falkland, one and a half hours drive from Stanley, lies Salvador, with an abundance of wildlife, including penguins, elephant seals and sea lions, along with numerous species of marine, shore, freshwater and inland birds.
Pebble Island is some 24 miles long and has some of the most important wetland, and consequently wildfowl breeding areas, in the Islands.
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 Travel Tips - Travel Informations about Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are located 560km (350 miles) off the east coast of South America and consist of two main islands and hundreds of small outlying islands, amounting to about two and a half million acres (one million hectares).
Generally, the main islands are mountainous, with low-lying and undulating terrain in the south of East Falkland.
The young are born and reared in the islands throughout the southern summer.
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 Falkland Islands: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The islands passed among the French, Spanish, and British until 1820, when the Argentine government proclaimed its sovereignty.
In 1833 a British force expelled the few remaining Argentine officials from the island without firing a shot, and in 1841 a British civilian lieutenant-governor was appointed for the Falklands.
The Falkland Islands war ended ten weeks later with the surrender of the Argentine forces at Stanley to British troops, who had forcibly reoccupied the islands.
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 Falkland Islands* page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The British settled West Falkland in 1765 but were driven off in 1770 by the Spaniards who had bought the French settlement in 1767.
Argentina also claims the Falkland Islands Dependencies, including South Georgia, administered from the Falklands, and the Antarctic territory which Britain claims through the Falklands.
The paternalistic rule of the Falkland Island Company, with its low wages and dependent work force, has been broken up as land has been sold.
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 Falkland Islands pound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Specific issues of Falkland Islands banknotes have been made since 1921, with coins being minted since 1974.
Falklands banknotes feature the same images, differing only in their respective denominations and corresponding colours.
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The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina.
Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982.
To encourage tourism, the Falkland Islands Development Corporation has built three lodges for visitors attracted by the abundant wildlife and trout fishing.
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 Falkland Islands Government
The Falkland Islands Pound is equal to One Pound Sterling, with notes and coins being similar to those in the UK, except in their design.
British currency is accepted on the Islands, but you are asked to exchange this at the Bank as soon as possible after arrival for Falkland Islands currency.
Please note that Falkland Islands currency cannot easily be exchanged for sterling or other currencies outside the Islands.
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 Falklands Islands Coins
The Falklands were discovered by the English Captain John Strong in 1690, and named after Viscount Falkland.
In 1765 the British took formal possession of the Islands.
Falkland Islands issued its own coins for the first time only in 1974, both special commemorative coins and circulating coins.
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 Falkland Pound, Currency of the Falkland Islands, FKP
The Falkland Pound is the official currency of the Falkland Islands.
Both the British Sterling and the pound are in circulation on the Islands.
The islands now are able to self-finance everything except for defense which is funded by the British government.
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 Falkland Islands - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY: The Falkland Islands are located to the northeast of Cape Horn and consist of two main islands, East and West Falkland as well as around 200 small islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The islands are rocky and hilly with boggy undulating plains.
Following this, a formal ending of hostilities between Britain and Argentina was declared in Oct. 1989 and in Feb. 1990 the restoration of full diplomatic relations took place.
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 Aerovías Dap - Flights in the chilean and argentinean Patagonia - Destinations in the Patagonia and Antarctica
The Falkland Islands comprise two large islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, and some 200 smaller islands between latitudes 51 degrees and 53 degrees south and longitudes 57 degrees and 61 degrees west in south Atlantic, approximately 770 kilometres northeast of Cape Horn, South America.
Generally hilly with highest points Mt. Usborne 705 metres on East Falkland and Mt. Adam 700 metres on West Falkland.
Gales in spring, and generally windy; low rainfall evenly distributed throughout year, with frequent cloud cover; frequent snow which quickly melts; mean annual temperature 5.6 degrees Celsius; and, mean annual rainfall 62.5 centimetres.
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 Falkland Islands Info Portal - History Articles
Woollen goods: felted, woven and especially garments knitted in the Islands from our own exceptionally soft and lustrous wool are available from a number of retail outlets.
British pounds are acceptable throughout the Islands as having equivalent value to the local, Falkland Islands, pound.
The local food is predominantly British in character with many establishments featuring fine Falklands produce such as organic lamb, mutton, beef, pork and eggs.
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