Comparing United States to Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

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CONSUME 48.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)  FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) (6,222 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), it is 6,222 kWh per capita.
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BE 43.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)  FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) (4.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 4.1% are unemployed.
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SEE A 93.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)  FALKLAND ISLANDS (ISLAS MALVINAS) (1,288km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) has a total of 1,288 km.
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At a Glance: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

  • Land Area: ~12 thousand sq km (United States is ~807 times bigger than Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas))
  • Population: ~3 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) (12,173 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 12,173 sq km. 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. With hostilities ended and Argentine forces withdrawn, UK administration resumed. In response to renewed calls from Argentina for Britain to relinquish control of the islands, a referendum was held in March 2013, which resulted in 99.8% of the population voting to remain a part of the UK.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).