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The first European navigator to discover the islands is believed to be Sebald de Weert, a Dutch sailor, in 1600. Hence, old Dutch maps referred to the islands as "Sebald Islands."
The name "Falkland Islands" originated from English sailor, John Strong, who spotted the island in 1690 and named them after his patron, Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland.
On April 1982, Argentina invaded the islands and triggered the famous Falklands War. After a fierce battle with British forces, Argentine powers surrendered in June that same year.
Today, the islands are under the Queen of England. On behalf of the queen, a governor administers the government in the islands.