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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Anthem: "God Save the King"
Unofficial anthem: "Song of the Falklands"
Location of the Falkland Islands
Location of the Falkland Islands
Sovereign state United Kingdom
First settlement1764
British rule reasserted3 January 1833
Falklands War2 April to
14 June 1982
Current constitution1 January 2009
and largest settlement
51°41′43″S 57°50′58″W / 51.69528°S 57.84944°W / -51.69528; -57.84944
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym(s)Falkland Islander, Falklander
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
• Governor
Alison Blake
Andy Keeling
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Government of the United Kingdom
• Minister
Amanda Milling
• Total
12,173 km2 (4,700 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
705 m (2,313 ft)
• 2016 census
3,398[1] (not ranked)
• Density
0.28/km2 (0.7/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
• Total
$228.5 million[2]
• Per capita
$96,962 (4th)
Gini (2015)Negative increase 36.0[3]
HDI (2010)0.874[4]
very high · 20th
CurrencyFalkland Islands pound (£) (FKP)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (FKST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+500
UK postcode
ISO 3166 codeFK
Internet TLD.fk

Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 mi (480 km) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 mi (1,210 km) from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 sq mi (12,000 km2), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland, and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, but the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The capital and largest settlement is Stanley on East Falkland.