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== Getting started with Cambodia research  ==
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Cambodia is divided into 3 municipalities [Keb, Penh and Preah Seihanu (Sihanoukville)] and 20 provinces; Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Krachen, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Pouthisat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, and Takev. However, most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953.  
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The '''Falkland Islands''' (Spanish: ''Islas Malvinas'') are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 km) from the coast of Argentina, 671 miles (1,080 km) west of the Shag Rocks (South Georgia), and 584 miles (940 km) north of Antarctica (Elephant Island). They consist of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, together with 776 smaller islands. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital city. The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, but have been the subject of a claim to sovereignty by Argentina since the British invasion of 1833.
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The inhabitants of the islands are British citizens (since a 1983 Act) and under Argentine Law are eligible for Argentine citizenship. Many trace their origins on the islands to early 19th-century Scottish immigration.
  
 
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*South Georgia is a United Kingdom Overseas Territory. South Georgia Island has no permanent residents, and lies 2150 miles east of Tierra del Fuego. Its government headquarters are located in Stanley - the only true city in the Falkland Islands - which is 1390 kilometers away. Only a few substantial historic buildings exist on the island, including a museum and a church. There are several cemeteries in South Georgia, and many fallen workers of the whaling and fur seal industries of the past three centuries are buried there. The most famous grave is that of the Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackelton. He is interred in [http://www.wildisland.gs/sgcems/gintrof.htm Grytviken Cemetery] near an abandoned whaling station.
  
 
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The Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, located 300 miles (483 km) from the coast of Argentina, 671 miles (1,080 km) west of the Shag Rocks (South Georgia), and 584 miles (940 km) north of Antarctica (Elephant Island). They consist of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, together with 776 smaller islands. Stanley, on East Falkland, is the capital city. The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, but have been the subject of a claim to sovereignty by Argentina since the British invasion of 1833.

The inhabitants of the islands are British citizens (since a 1983 Act) and under Argentine Law are eligible for Argentine citizenship. Many trace their origins on the islands to early 19th-century Scottish immigration.

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  • South Georgia is a United Kingdom Overseas Territory. South Georgia Island has no permanent residents, and lies 2150 miles east of Tierra del Fuego. Its government headquarters are located in Stanley - the only true city in the Falkland Islands - which is 1390 kilometers away. Only a few substantial historic buildings exist on the island, including a museum and a church. There are several cemeteries in South Georgia, and many fallen workers of the whaling and fur seal industries of the past three centuries are buried there. The most famous grave is that of the Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackelton. He is interred in Grytviken Cemetery near an abandoned whaling station.
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