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Friday, March 31, 2023

A few, but they are: How many inhabitants of the Falklands define themselves as Argentines?

Although the majority of the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands regard it with suspicion (or open hostility), there are some inhabitants of the islands who are encouraged to “swim against the current” and identify themselves as Argentinians either fully or invoke their ancestors.

Last year the British authorities of the South Atlantic archipelago carried out a census to determine exactly how many people live there, and it was concluded that the islands have a population of 3,662 people.

Among these statistical data was the multicultural character of the island: although the number of inhabitants is small, in any town similar to ours, no less than the inhabitants of 86 different nations were considered.

The majority are British natives, while the group born on the island of Santa Elena, Filipinos and Chileans is also a large group.

Falklands Immigrants

And in that list issued by the British authorities, the small island nation of Argentina would answer with the nation. Hence it was said that the man affirmed that his race was Argentine; another woman identified herself as Brazilian-Argentine; more than two people (one of each sex) define themselves as British-Argentine; another woman answered “isleño-británico-argentino” and finally five inhabitants (two men and three women) were registered in the census as “isleño-argentino”.

There were 10 islanders who named the city of Argentina in the census

In total, there were ten people living in the Falkland Islands who mentioned some blood or relationship with Argentina, which represents a small percentage of 0.27% of the Algae population.

In this sense, the family of Sebastián Socodo stands out, manager of the Darwin cemetery, who is Argentine and Phoebe met his wife, Malvina, born in Buenos Aires. They got married and Nicole was born in mainland Argentina: after the 2001 crisis, they decided to move to the Islands and Joshua was born there.

In May 2022, the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) completed the National Population, Family and Housing Census and declared that the population of the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands could not be considered because those territories are “subject”. the illegal occupation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. “These islands belong to the Islas del Atlántico Sur department”, in the province of Tierra del Fuego, the agency threatens.


Even so

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