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Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982. With hostilities ended and Argentine forces withdrawn, UK administration resumed.


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Government

Country name
Conventional long form None
Conventional short form
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Dependency status
Overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina

Government type
NA

Capital
Name Stanley
Geographic coordinates 51 42 S, 57 51 W
Time difference
UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time
+1hr, begins first Sunday in September; ends third Sunday in April

Administrative divisions
None (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

Independence
None (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

Constitution
1 January 2009

Legal system
English common law and local statutes

Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state
Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
Head of government
Governor Nigel HAYWOOD (since 16 October 2010) is the Queen's representative; Chief Executive Keith PADGETT (since 1 February 2012)
Cabinet
Executive Council; three members elected by the Legislative Council, two ex officio members (chief executive and the financial secretary), and the governor; the governor must obey the rulings of the Executive Council on domestic affairs
Elections
The monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; chief executive appointed by the governor

Legislative branch
Unicameral Legislative Assembly (10 seats; 2 members are ex officio and 8 are elected by popular vote; members to serve four-year terms); presided over by the governor
Elections
Last held on 5 November 2009 (next to be held in November 2013)
Election results
Percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 8

Judicial branch
Supreme Court (chief justice is a nonresident); Magistrates Court (senior magistrate presides over civil and criminal divisions); Court of Summary Jurisdiction

Political parties and leaders
None; all independents

Political pressure groups and leaders
Falkland Islands Association (supports freedom of the people from external causes)

International organization participation
UPU

Diplomatic representation in the us
None (overseas territory of the UK)

Diplomatic representation from the us
None (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)

Flag description
Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising was once the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT

National symbol(s)
Ram

National anthem
Name "Song of the Falklands""
Lyrics/music Christopher LANHAM
Note
Adopted 1930s; the song is the local unofficial anthem; as a territory of the United Kingdom, "God Save the Queen" is official (see United Kingdom)


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