Falkland Islands

Group of islands in the South Atlantic

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Falkland Islands: Group of islands in the South Atlantic
The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles east of South America's southern Patagonian coast and about 752 miles from the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles, comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The Falkland Islands' capital is Stanley on East Falkland.


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Wreck of German cruiser discovered off Falkland Islands a century after being sunk by Royal Navy

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German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands

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Britain gives Argentina back Madonna statue taken from Falklands

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