A. THE COUNTRY
The Falkland Islands, in Latin America, consists of 740 islands – 2 are
inhabited year round – and are located east of Argentina in the South
Atlantic Ocean. They are a British overseas Territory, but there has
been conflict in the past over Argentinean claims on the islands. The
2009 constitution makes the islands virtually self-sufficient and
self-governing (apart from the issue of defence). Fishing is a mainstay
of the economy, supplemented by sheep farming, tourism and the British
military presence. There is no unemployment. Further income may come
with exploitation of offshore oil reserves.
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~3,100 and the official language English.
~95% are British, ~5% Others.
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY
~65.2% claim to be Christian, ~33.5% Non-religious, ~0.9% Other, ~0.4%
In the Christian category:
~26.5% are Anglican, ~18.5% Catholic, ~15.2% Unaffiliated, ~4.71%
Protestant, ~0.26% are considered ‘marginal’.
Evangelicals represent ~10.8% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~3% of the population.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.