Falkland Islands | Facts & Information

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  • Falkland Islands Profile
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Facts & Figures

  • Status: Overseas territory

    Queen's Representative: Governor Colin Roberts (2014)

    Chief Executive: Keith Padgett (2012)

    Total area: 4,700 sq mi (12,173 sq km)

    Population (July 2012 est.): 2,984067

    Capital (2011 est.): Stanley (on East Falkland), 2,000

    Monetary unit: Falkland Island pound

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $194.5 million; per capita $55,400. Real growth rate: n.a. Inflation: 1.3% (2003). Unemployment: 4.1 (2010) (2001). Arable land: 0%. Agriculture: fodder and vegetable crops; sheep, dairy products. Labor force: 5,246 (2006est.); agriculture 95% (mostly sheepherding and fishing). Industries: fish and wool processing; tourism. Natural resources: fish, squid, wildlife, calcified seaweed, sphagnum moss. Exports: $125 million (2004 est.): wool, hides, meat. Imports: $90 million (2004 est.): fuel, food and drink, building materials, clothing. Major trading partners: Spain, UK, U.S., France (2004).

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