Falkland Islands

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Overview of Falkland Islands

Officially name: The Falkland Islands

Capital: Stanley

Largest city: Stanley

Official language: English

Government: British Overseas Territory (constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democratic dependency)

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Falkland Islands pound

The pound is the currency of the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.The symbol is the pound sign, £, or alternatively FK£, to distinguish it from other pound-denominated currencies. The ISO 4217 currency code is FKP. The Falklands pound has always been pegged to the pound sterling at par and banknotes of both currencies are used interchangeably on the islands (although only notes issued by banks in the United Kingdom are generally accepted in Britain itself).

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Education in the Falkland Islands

Education in the Falkland Islands is free and compulsory up to the end of the academic year when a child reaches 16 years of age. The Falklands follows the English education system.