Falkland Islands Definition

fôklənd, fôlk-

Overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the South Atlantic. Official name: Falkland Islands. Argentina contests the British sovereignty in the islands.


Origin of Falkland Islands

  • Name taken from the Falkland Sound, which were named for Viscount Falkland by John Strong, who landed on the islands in 1690.

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