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Falkland Islands Facts

What is the capital of Falkland Islands?

Capital Stanley
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Legislative Assembly); self-governing overseas territory of the UK
Currency Falkland pounds (FKP)
Total Area 4,700 Square Miles
12,173 Square Kilometers
Location Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of southern Argentina
Language English
GDP - real growth rate 25.5%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $70,800.00 (USD)

Falkland Islands Demographics

What is the population of Falkland Islands?

Ethnic Groups British
Nationality Noun Falkland Islander(s)
Population 3,198
Population Growth Rate 0.01%
Population in Major Urban Areas STANLEY (capital) 2,000
Urban Population 74.100000

Falkland Islands Government

What type of government does Falkland Islands have?

Executive Branch chief of state: King CHARLES III (since 8 September 2022); represented by Governor Alison BLAKE (since 23 July 2022)

previous Queen ELIZABETH II (6 February 1952 - 8 September 2022)

head of government: Chief Executive Andy KEELING (since April 2021)

cabinet: Executive Council elected by the Legislative Council

elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; chief executive appointed by the governor
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Citizenship see United Kingdom
National Holiday Liberation Day, 14 June (1982)
Constitution history: previous 1985; latest entered into force 1 January 2009 (The Falkland Islands Constitution Order 2008)
Independence none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

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Falkland Islands Geography

What environmental issues does Falkland Islands have?

Climate cold marine; strong westerly winds, cloudy, humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; average annual rainfall is 24 inches in Stanley; occasional snow all year, except in January and February, but does not accumulate
Environment - Current Issues overfishing by unlicensed vessels is a problem; reindeer were introduced to the islands in 2001 for commercial reasons; this is the only commercial reindeer herd in the world unaffected by the Chornobyl disaster
Terrain rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains

Falkland Islands Economy

How big is the Falkland Islands economy?

Economic Overview The economy was formerly based on agriculture, mainly sheep farming, but fishing and tourism currently comprise the bulk of economic activity. In 1987, the government began selling fishing licenses to foreign trawlers operating within the Falkland Islands' exclusive fishing zone. These license fees net more than $40 million per year, which help support the island's health, education, and welfare system. The waters around the Falkland Islands are known for their squid, which account for around 75% of the annual 200,000-ton catch.

Dairy farming supports domestic consumption; crops furnish winter fodder. Foreign exchange earnings come from shipments of high-grade wool to the UK and from the sale of postage stamps and coins.

Tourism, especially ecotourism, is increasing rapidly, with about 69,000 visitors in 2009 and adds approximately $5.5 million to the Falkland’s annual GDP. The British military presence also provides a sizable economic boost. The islands are now self-financing except for defense.

In 1993, the British Geological Survey announced a 200-mile oil exploration zone around the islands, and early seismic surveys suggest substantial reserves capable of producing 500,000 barrels per day. Political tensions between the UK and Argentina remain high following the start of oil drilling activities in the waters. In May 2010 the first commercial oil discovery was made, signaling the potential for the development of a long term hydrocarbon industry in the Falkland Islands.
Industries fish and wool processing; tourism
Currency Name and Code Falkland pounds (FKP)
Export Partners Spain 74.4%, Namibia 10.4%, US 5%
Import Partners UK 47.8%, Spain 28.4%, Greece 10.2%, Netherlands 5.7%, Cote dIvoire 4.3%

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