Falkland Islands in numbers

  • The islands are 7,780 miles from the UK and 1,140 miles from Buenos Aires.
  • They have been under British control since 1833 apart from during the brief conflict.
  • The Falkland Islands conflict lasted 74 days in 1982.

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Falklanders to hold referendum

The Falkland Islands are to hold a referendum next year on their "political status" in an attempt to bring an end to the continuing dispute with Argentina over the islands' sovereignty, their government has announced.