Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
or Spanish Islas Malvinas geographical name islands SW Atlantic E of S end of Argentina; a British crown colony capital Stanley area 4700 square miles (12,173 square kilometers), population 2100

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  • Falkland Islands — (Islas Malvinas), group of islands in the Atlantic ocean east of Argentina which are an overseas territory of the UK, Islas Malvinas (in Spanish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Falkland Islands — Falklands and Malvinas redirect here. For other uses of Falklands, see Falkland (disambiguation). For other uses of Malvinas, see Malvinas (disambiguation). Falkland Islands …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Falkland Islands — Îles Malouines 52°00′00″S 59°30′00″O / 52, 59.5 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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”

  • Falkland Islands — noun Overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the South Atlantic. Official name: Falkland Islands. Argentine contests the British sovereignty in the islands …   Wiktionary

  • Falkland Islands — Sp Fòlklandas (Malvinai) Ap Falkland Islands Ap Islas Malvinas L D. Britanijos valda P Atlante …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • FALKLAND ISLANDS —    (2), a group of islands in the S. Atlantic, 240 m. E. of Tierra del Fuego; discovered in 1592 by Davis; purchased from the French in 1764 by Spain, but afterwards ceded to Britain, by whom they were occupied in 1833 and used as a convict… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Falkland Islands —   The CURRENCY of the country is the Falkland Isl. Pound. The corresponding SWIFT code is FKP …   International financial encyclopaedia

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