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  1. Falkland Islands

    • a group of more than 100 islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, an overseas territory of the UK, about 300 miles (500 km) east of the Strait of Magellan; population 3,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Stanley (on East Falkland). They were occupied and colonized by Britain in 1832–33, following the expulsion of an Argentine garrison. Argentina has contested British sovereignty and continues to refer to the islands by their old Spanish name, the Malvinas. In 1982, an Argentine invasion led to the Falklands War, which ended in a successful British reoccupation.
    • a group of islands in the southern Indian Ocean that comprise the island of Kerguelen and some 300 small islets, part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. The only settlement is a scientific base.
    • a group of about 40 islands in the western Pacific, part of Papua New Guinea. In 1884 the islands became a German protectorate, but after 1920 they were administered as an Australian mandate.
    • former name for Hawaii
    • a group of 14 volcanic islands and numerous atolls in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Caroline Islands group, that forms part of the Federated States of Micronesia; population 53,300 (est. 2008).
    • a group of small islands and coral reefs in the South China Sea, between Vietnam and Borneo. Dispersed over a distance of about 600 miles (965 km), the islands are variously claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
    • a chain of islands off the Atlantic coast of northern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. They include many resorts and nature preserves and are noted for their African-derived Gullah culture.
    • a group of about 130 small barren coral islands and reefs in the South China Sea to the southeast of the Chinese island of Hainan.
    • a group of coral islands in the South Pacific Ocean, part of French Polynesia.
    • a chain of small islands in the Caribbean Sea, part of the Windward Islands. They are divided administratively between the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada.
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