Falkland Islands and Dependencies

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


AREA AND POPULATION. The Crown Colony is situated in the South Atlantic Ocean about 480 miles north-east of Cape Horn. The numerous islands cover 4,700 sq. miles. The main East Falkland Island, 2,610 sq. miles; the West Falkland, 2,090 sq. miles, including the adjacent small islands. The Dependency of South Georgia lies 800 miles south-east of the Falklands, has an area of 1,450 sq. miles; the South Sandwich group, 470 miles south-east of South Georgia, has an area of 130 sq. miles.

Books of Reference

  1. Falkland Islands and Dependencies. Biennial Report: 1970–71. HMSO, 1973Google Scholar
  2. Falkland Islands Journal. Stanley, from 1967Google Scholar
  3. Strange, I. J., The Falkland Islands. Newton Abbot, 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1976

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  • John Paxton

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