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Basic facts
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The country 
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Capital: Stanley
Area: 12,173 sq km; 4,700 sq miles (1998)
Population: 2,826 (July 2000 est.)
Urbanisation: 
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Economy

Exports: Wool, hides, meat

Industry: Wool and fish processing; sale of stamps and coins

Agriculture: Fodder and vegetable crops; sheep, dairy products

Currency: Falkland pound

Natural resources: 

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The people

Ethnic: British

Language: English

Religion: Primarily Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist

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The history

Independence: 

Government: Overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina

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