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Cape Enniberg, Faroe Islands
Cape Enniberg to the right is the highest vertical cliff in Europe at 754 m. The cape is located on the Island of Viðoy, it is the northernmost point of the Faroe Islands.
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Location map of Faroe Islands
Flag of Faeroe Islands
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The Faroe Islands are a small archipelago of 18 rugged and rocky islands north of the United Kingdom and southwest of Iceland. The island group is an autonomous country and one of the three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark.
The islands are the peaks of a submarine hogback in the Norway Basin.

With an area of 1,393 km², the Faroe Islands are slightly larger than half the size of Luxemburg, or slightly smaller than one-third of Rhode Island.

About 49,000 people live on the Faeroes, capital and largest city is Tórshavn, spoken languages are Faroese Danish.

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Country Profile

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
Faroe Islands

ISO Country Code: fo, fro
Actual Time: Fri-Dec-3  05:45
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

Other Cities:
Fuglafjørdur Runavik,
Tvøroyri, Vestmanna

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: 49,000 (2016).
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 Islands

Prime Minister's Office.
The Faroese Parliament.

Hagstova Føroya
Statistics Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Map
Nations Online Project map of the Faroes.
Map of the Faroe Islands
from Framtak.
Google Earth Google Earth Faroe Islands
Searchable map and satellite view view of Faroe Islands.

Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.

Tórshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands 
Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands.
Image: Dickelbers


Faroese national newspaper (in Faroese).
Faroese national newspaper (in Faroese). - føroyski portalurin
Faroese portal with news feed (in Faroese).

Faroe Times
run by world news network, has some Faroe Islands related news.

Kringvarp Føroya
Broadcasting Faroe Islands, the Faroese Radio and Television.

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Arts & Culture

Listasavn Føroya
National Gallery of the Faroe Islands.

Føroya Náttúrugripasavn
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 Nordic House in the Faroes
Faroese Nordic Culture Centre, its aim is to support and promote Nordic and Faroese culture.

Fótbóltssamband Føroya
The Faroe Islands Football Association.
Kópakonan, seal woman
Kópakonan, the seal woman on Kalsoy island.
Image: ©

Business & Economy

Landsbanki Føroya
The Governmental Bank

House of Industry
Your link to the industry of the Faroe Islands.

Business Line
Faroese business contact.

Faroese Companies
Faroe Seafood
The leading seafood supplier in the Faroe Islands.

Atlantic Airways
Vagar Airport, Sørvágur; serves Copenhagen, Billund, Reykjavík, Aberdeen, London, and Oslo. Atlantic Airways operates also a helicopter service to a number of villages, especially on the smaller and more remote islands of the Faroe Islands.

Smyril Line
A passenger/vehicle ferry service on the North Atlantic linking Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland/Shetland, Norway and Denmark.

Strandfaraskip Landsins
National Domestic Transport Company.
Sunset on Faroe Islands
Sunset on Faroe Islands.
Image: Bo Nielsen

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Country Guides

Discover the Faeroes: Akraberg Lighthouse and 470 m high Beinisvørð sea cliff on Suduroy, Hestur island, Fjallavatn and Leitisvatn lakes, 11th century Kirkjubøargarður (King's Farm), pyramid shaped Kirvi mountain, ruin of Magnus Cathedral, Skansin fortress, Slættaratindur mountain, Vágar island

Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Faroe Islands tourist information.

Faroe Islands Tourist Guide
A comprehensive guide to the Faroes.

Tourist & Information Office for Tórshavn.

A guide to the Faroese bird cliffs 'the Vestmannabjørg'.

Vest Norden
Vest Norden Tourist Board; a guide to the three West Nordic countries - Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.



Føroya Landsbókasavn
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.

Fródskaparsetur Føroyar
The University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn (in Faroese).

Environment & Nature

Island Vulnerability: Faroe Islands
The page provides information on vulnerability issues in the Faroe Islands.

The Environment Agency
The subsidiary of the Ministry of the Interior is in charge in areas include Environment Protection, Land (Faroese Cadastre), Maps and Geodata.

Bogi Hansen
Article about author and professor Bogi Hansen from the Faroe Islands, winner of the Nordic Council's Nature and Environment Prize.
Atlantic Puffin
The Atlantic Puffin is part of the lower food chain on the islands.
Image: Andreas Trepte


Faroese National Heritage
Site of the administration for the National Library, National Archive, National History Museum, Natural History Museum, and Biofar.
Language History of the Faroes
Brief overview of the language and history of the Faroes.
The Historical Perspective
Brief history of the Faroe Islands.


Open Directory Project: Faroe Islands

Additional Information on Faroe Islands

The World Factbook -- Faroe Islands

Wikipedia Faroe Islands
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