Falkland Islands

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Falkland Islands

Islas Malvinas

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Geography

Area: 12,173 sq km

Consists of over 740 islands 2 are inhabited year-round. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands also fall under the remit of the governor, despite having no permanent population. The Falklands are 600 km east of Patagonia in Argentina.

Population: 3,038    Annual Growth: 0.41%

Capital: Stanley

Urbanites: 73.6%

Peoples

Official language: English    Languages: 1 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians1,98165.20-0.2
Evangelicals32910.8-0.1

Challenges for Prayer

The issues of sovereignty and autonomy are keys to understanding the Falkland Islands’ history and mentality. The political wrangling between the UK and Argentina, which culminated in the 1982 conflict, does not adequately reflect the Islanders’ overwhelming desire for self-governance; the 2009 constitution does. Pray for wise and fair agreements and for understanding among all three parties for the sake of the diplomatic and economic life of the whole region. Pray also for Christians working and praying for reconciliation of all involved.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Falkland Islands.