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Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about from the coast of mainland South America. The archipelago consists of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 lesser islands. The capital, Stanley, is on East Falkland...
Timeline of Events
1771
1.22.1771
Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to the United Kingdom.
1833
1.1.1833
The United Kingdom claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
1982
4.3.1982
The United Kingdom sends a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.