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Falkland Islands Cities by Population

1 cities shown of 1 total Falkland Islands cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Stanley 2,213

Falkland Islands History

The islands are referred to in the English language as Falkland Islands"". This name dates from an expedition led by John Strong in 1690, who named the islands after his patron, Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland. The Spanish name for the islands, ""Islas Malvinas"

is derived from the French name ""les Malouines""

bestowed in 1764 by Louis Antoine de Bougainville

after the mariners and fishermen from the Breton port of Saint-Malo who became the island's first known settlers. The ISO designation is ""Falkland Islands""."""

As a result of the continuing sovereignty dispute, the use of many Spanish names is considered offensive in the Falkland Islands, particularly those associated with the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands. General Sir Jeremy Moore would not allow the use of Islas Malvinas in the surrender document, dismissing it as a propaganda term.

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