Falkland Islands

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and smoke aboard the ''Atlantic Conveyor'' after the Exocet strike, it was not possible to fly any of the helicopters that remained on the ship's deck. Ethell and Price 1983, pp. 151–152. One Chinook in particular, identified as serial ''ZA718'' (Bravo November) (Boeing construction number B-849) and also known by its original squadron code "Bravo November", has come to widespread public recognition due to its remarkable service

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existence he's well aware of, because he has even spoken to these folks in micronational forums, and representing himself as a much more admirable man than the low-life he actually is. Gene Poole hasn't just nullified evidence in the Wikipedia of micronations who are run by persons '''with much more notable contributions than his''' in terms of micronational history. He has also deleted '''an entire class of micronations'''. It seems Gene Poole wishes to write about Atlantium, his own pet project

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problem" url http: en.mercopress.com 2013 10 28 falklands-lawmakers-the-full-time-problem newspaper MercoPress date 28 October 2013 accessdate 1 July 2014 Due to its link to the UK, the Falklands are part of the overseas countries and territories (Special member state territories and the European Union) of the European Union.

, which are overseas territories (British overseas territory) of the United Kingdom and overseas countries and territories (Special Member State territories and the European Union#Overseas countries and territories) of EU,

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; The '''Governor of the Falkland Islands''' is the representative of the British Crown (Monarchy of the United Kingdom) in the Falkland Islands, acting "in Her Majesty's name and on Her Majesty's behalf" as the islands' ''de facto'' head of state in the absence of the British monarch. The role and powers of the Governor are set out in Chapter II (Falkland Islands Constitution#Chapter II: The Governor) of the Falkland Islands Constitution


basin. Landmine clearance work restarted in 2009, in accordance with the UK's obligations under the Ottawa Treaty, and Sapper Hill Corral

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for the health of the natives. Palmerlee, D., Bao, S., & Beech, C. (2004). South America on a Shoe String. USA: Lonely Planet. pp 1056-1057. ISBN 1-74104-163-5 thumb Malaria (File:Malaria map.PNG) Notable broadcasts In 1995, Stewart made radio history when he broadcast his Radio 2 show live from the summits of Ben Nevis and Snowdon, in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. He also broadcast from the Falkland Islands just after the 1982 conflict

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speech. The islands have two weekly newspapers: ''Teaberry Express'' and '' Penguin News

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Geography of the Sea url http: books.google.com books?id QdJZezzrCfQC&pg PA104 accessdate 13 December 2010 year 2007 publisher Academic Press isbn 978-0-12-455521-1 page 104 The band's next release ''Time & Tide (Time and Tide (Split Enz album))'' (1982) maintained their newfound commercial strength. However, the single "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" engendered some controversy when some thought the song was a veiled attack on the British acting against

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been a lot of editing back and forth going in at the Falkland Islands. The discussion is to lame for words, but it evolves around whether the commonly used spanish name "Spanish (Spanish language):''Islas Malvinas''" should be mentioned behind the name '''Falkland Islands'''. The main motivation not just to follow the proposed guidelines in Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(geographic_names) is political (giving the name would be an endorsement of the Argentinian claims

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The first sentence has been established as a compromise consensus between many editors in a long and difficult discussion (see talk page). Trying to change the sentence will be reverted on sight without discussion by many of the editors part of the discussion. If you have over-riding NEW arguments, please bring them to the talk page first!

-- The '''Falkland Islands''' ( ) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (500 km) 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 (12,200 km 2 ), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory (British Overseas Territories), the Falklands have internal self-governance (self-governance), and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The islands' capital is Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands) on East Falkland.

Controversy exists over the Falklands' discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans. At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine (Argentina) settlements. Britain reasserted its rule in 1833 (Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833)), although Argentina maintains its claim to the islands (Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute). In April 1982, Argentine forces temporarily occupied the islands (1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands). British administration was restored two months later at the end of the Falklands War.

The population (2,932 inhabitants in 2012) primarily consists of native Falkland Islanders, the majority of British descent. Other ethnicities include French, Gibraltarian (Gibraltarians) and Scandinavian. Immigration from the United Kingdom, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, and Chile has reversed a population decline. The predominant (and official) language is English. Under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islanders are British citizens (British nationality law).

The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic (Oceanic climate) and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching . They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports. Oil exploration, licensed by the Falkland Islands Government, remains controversial as a result of maritime disputes with Argentina.

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