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Falk·land Islands

 (fôk′lənd, fôlk′-) In Spanish Is·las Mal·vi·nas (ēs′läs mäl-vē′näs)
A group of islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean east of the Strait of Magellan. Controlled by Great Britain since the 1830s, the islands are also claimed by Argentina and were occupied briefly by Argentinian troops in 1982 before being reoccupied by British forces.

Falkland Islands

(ˈfɔːlklənd)
pl n
(Placename) a group of over 100 islands in the S Atlantic: a UK Overseas Territory; invaded by Argentina, who had long laid claim to the islands, on 2 April 1982; recaptured by a British expeditionary force on 14 June 1982. Chief town: Stanley. Pop: 3140 (2008 est). Area: about 12 200 sq km (4700 sq miles). Spanish name: Islas Malvinas

Falk′land Is′lands

(ˈfɔk lənd)
n.pl.
a group of islands in the S W Atlantic, E of Argentina, constituting a self-governing British colony. 2374; 4618 sq. mi. (11,961 sq. km). Cap.: Stanley. Spanish, Islas Malvinas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Falkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of ArgentinaFalkland Islands - a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British Crown Colony
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Translations
Falklandinseln
Falklandinsaaret
îles FalklandMalouines
Falkland-szigetek
Falklandsøyene
FalklandyMalwiny
Falklandsöarna
Falkland Adaları

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] NPL(Islas fpl) Malvinas fpl

Falkland Islands

, Falklands
plFalklandinseln pl

Falkland Islands

[ˈfɔːlkləndˌaɪləndz] Falklands [ˈfɔːlkləndz] npl the Falkland Islands or Falklandsle isole fpl Falkland, le isole Malvine
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Funds linked to former Tory party donor David Rowland have ditched their entire holding in Falklands Islands Holdings.
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The Prime Minister said Admiral Woodward, the commander of the Royal Navy Task Force that retook the Falklands Islands in 1982, was a "truly courageous and decisive leader".
Lord Carrington, who resigned from the Cabinet in 1982 following criticism of British policy ahead of the invasion of the Falklands Islands, said: "I was very closely associated with her for a number of years and you can't fail, having been associated with her, to realize what a remarkable woman she was.
Her decisive naval action against the Argentinian attack on the Falklands Islands in April 1982 helped her towards a landslide victory in the elections next year.