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Faroe Islands | Føroyar
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The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was attained in 1948.
related countries: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom
Official Name: Føroyar
ISO Country Code: fo
Actual Time: Fri-Feb-12 05:38
Local Time = UTC+0h
Daylight saving time: +1 hour until October (Western European Summer Time)
Country Calling Code: +298
Capital City: Tórshavn
Tórshavnar Kommuna (pop.: 18 500), Municipality of Tórshavn (in Faroese).
Tourist & Information Office for Tórshavn
Part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948.
Location: Northern Europe. Island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway.
Area: 1,393 km² (538 sq. mi.)
Archipelago of which 17 islands are inhabited ; strategically located along important sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic; precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands.
Terrain: Rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
Climate: Mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy and windy.
Population: 48,000 (2012).
Ethnic groups: Scandinavian, descendants from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century.
Language: Faroese is the national language, rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken.
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran Church: 80% - Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren):10 %
Natural resources: Fish, whales, hydropower
Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
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Official Sites of Faroe IslandsLøgmansskrivstovan
Prime Minister's Office.
The Faroese Parliament.
Establishing the Faroe Islands as a sovereign state. The official page about the independence-process of the Faroe Islands.
Statistics Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands Map
Nations Online Project map of the Faroes.
Map of the Faroe Islands
Google Earth Faroe Islands
Searchable map and satellite view view of Faroe Islands.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
Faroese national newspaper (in Faroese).
Faroese national newspaper (in Faroese).
Portal.fo - føroyski portalurin
Faroese portal with news feed (in Faroese).
run by world news network, has some Faroe Islands related news.
The Faroese State Radio.
The Faroeses Television.
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & Culturefaroearts.com
Online gallery of contemporary Faroese art.
The Faroese Museum of Natural History, a museum about the faroese nature.
Frantisek Staud's Photo Gallery of The Faroe Islands Photo impressions from the Islands.
LISA - Faroese Council of Artists
A joint organization for all artists in the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands Art Gallery.
The Faroese Arts Festival is held every year in August.
The Nordic House in the Faroes
Faroese Nordic Culture Centre, its aim is to support and promote Nordic and Faroese culture.
The Faroe Islands Football Association.
Business & EconomyLandsbanki Føroya
The Governmental Bank
Faroe Islands Trade Council
Provides comprehensive information on Faroese companies and the Faroe Islands Business Environment.
House of Industry
Your link to the industry of the Faroe Islands.
Faroe Island Business Directory.
Business Line Faroese Companies
The leading seafood supplier in the Faroe Islands.
Vagar Airport, Sørvágur; serves Copenhagen, Billund, Reykjavík, Aberdeen, London, and Oslo.
A passenger/vehicle ferry service on the North Atlantic linking Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland/Shetland, Norway and Denmark.
National Domestic Transport Company.
Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Faroe Islands tourist information.
Faroe Islands Tourist Guide
A comprehensive introduction to the Faroes.
Tourist & Information Office for Tórshavn.
A guide to the Faroese bird cliffs 'the Vestmannabjørg'.
Vest Norden Tourist Board; a guide to the three West Nordic countries - Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Hotels in Faroe Islands
Find a Hotel in Faroe Islands.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
The National Library of the Faroe Islands, founded in 1828. The central library collects all Faroese literature and as much literature as possible written about the Faroe Islands.
The University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn (in Faroese).
Environment & NatureIsland Vulnerability: Faroe Islands
The page provides information on vulnerability issues in the Faroe Islands.
Article about author and professor Bogi Hansen from the Faroe Islands, winner of the Nordic Council's Nature and Environment Prize.
HistoryFaroese Historical Museum
Language History of the Faroes
Brief overview of the language and history of the Faroes.
The Historical Perspective
Brief history of the Faroe Islands.
Faroese directory and index of Faroese related sites.
The Faroese Search Machine (in Faroese).
Additional Information on Faroe Islands
Open Directory Project: Faroe Islands
The World Factbook -- Faroe Islands
Wikipedia Faroe Islands
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