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Falkland Islands

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Falkland Islands & British Overseas Territories

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Anthem of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands

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The anthem of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands

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The British Overseas Territories

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Falkland Islanders vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining UK overseas territory

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, 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.