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A lone penguin walking up the hill in the Falkland Islands
A lone penguin walking up the hill in the Falkland Islands

Lone Penguin

A lone penguin walking up the hill in the Falkland Islands
Photo by Rod Long

FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS)

South America

FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS)

South America

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Capital: Stanley

Location: Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 500 km east of southern Argentina

Government: none

Currency: Falkland pounds (FKP)

Area: 12,173 sq km

Population: 3,198 (2016 est.)

Languages: English 89%, Spanish 7.7%, other 3.3% (2006 est.)

Religion: Christian 57.1%, other 1.6%, none 35.4%, unspecified 6% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-4

Tel Code: +500

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