|National Country Symbols Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)|
Introduction:Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.
|National Map Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)|
|National Flag Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)|
|blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Falkland Island coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms contains a white ram (sheep raising was once the major economic activity) above the sailing ship Desire (whose crew discovered the islands) with a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto DESIRE THE RIGHT|
|National Emblem(Coat Of Arms) Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)|
|National Anthem Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)|