Falkland Islands

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STATUS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS (including the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.

 Up to 31.12.1948, these islands were within the British Crown Dominions.

Between 01.01.1949 and 02.03.1962, the islands were within the UK and Colonies. From 03.03.1962 until 31.12.1982, they remained with the UK and Colonies, but with South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands  becoming Dependencies. Click here for more information on the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony.

After 01.01.1983 until the present day, the islands are classified as a British Dependent Territory. Click here for more information on the status of a  British Overseas Dependent Territory.

Argentina dispute sovereignty over these islands, sparking the Falklands War.


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