NCBuy Home

 
Add a Social Bookmark
  • YOUTUBERS
  • ONLINE SHOPPER

The New Yorker
  Hot Subscriptions

  • FINANCIAL
  Card Reviews
  Get the low down on
  credit card offers.

  • HAVE SOME FUN
  New Downloads
  Free games and
  demos for your PC.
Learn more about Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).
Flag of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Population: 2,967 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Stanley
[ Select Another Country ]

An Introduction to Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. 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. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) map

For additional reports and educational information specific to Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Falkland Islander Flag
Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms in a white disk centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising is the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT.

More Countries
Rankings of The Most Populous Countries in the World.

  1. China
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. Indonesia
  5. Brazil
  6. Russia
  7. Pakistan
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Japan
10. Nigeria
11. Mexico
12. Germany
13. Philippines
14. Vietnam
15. Egypt
16. Turkey
17. Iran
18. Ethiopia
19. Thailand
20. United Kingdom
21. France
22. Italy
23. Congo
24. Ukraine
25. South Korea
26. South Africa
27. Burma
28. Colombia
29. Spain
30. Poland

Full Country Listing »  
Country References
Country profile data for Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

  • Economy Intro
  • Flag Description
 

Tabular Data
  • Economy
  • Communications
  • Government
  • Health
  • Issues
  • People
  • Transportation
 
Additional Resources
 
Countries Center »  

Signup for your free History email announcer.

Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

Phone Lines:
    • na

Televisions:
    • 1,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .fk

Did you know ... People from Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are called Falkland Islanders
 

NCBuy Home  |  About NCBuy  |  Contacts  |  Privacy  |  Site Map  |  Link 2 Us

Copyright © 2016 NetCent Communications, All rights reserved. Terms under which this service is provided.
Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook