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: 1972–73. HMSO, 1976Google Scholar
  2. Falkland Islands Journal. Stanley, from 1967Google Scholar
  3. Phipps, C., What Future for the Falklands? London, 1977Google Scholar
  4. Strange, I. J., The Falkland Islands. Newton Abbot, 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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  • John Paxton

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