Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands, a group of islands in the S. Atlantic, 240 m. E. of Tierra del Fuego; discovered in 1592 by Davis; purchased from the French in 1764 by Spain, but afterwards ceded to Britain, by whom they were occupied in 1833 and used as a convict settlement until 1852; besides E. and W. Falkland there are upwards of 100 small islands, mostly barren; wheat and flax are raised, but sheep-farming is the main industry.

Population (circa 1900) given as 2,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Fakir
Falaise
Falconer, Hugh
Falconer, Ion Keith
Falconer, William
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Falk, Adalbert
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Falkland, Lucius Gary, Viscount
Falkland Islands
Fall, The
Fallopius, Gabriello
Falloux, Frédéric Alfred Pierre, Vicomte de
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Falstaff, Sir John
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