Faroe Islands - Facts and Information
Name (local): Foroyar
International Dialing Code: +298
Capital City: Torshavn
National Tourist Office: The Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Nationality: Noun - Faroese (singular and plural), Adjective - Faroese
Government Type: Part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948
Ethnic Groups: Scandinavian
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran
Languages: Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Monetary Unit: 1 krone = 100 ore
Area: 1,399 sq km - eight times the size of Washington, DC
Climate: Mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Population: 46,662 (July 2004 est.)
Sex Ratio: 1.05 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Median Age: 35.1 years, male 34.6 years, female 35.8 years (2004 est.)
Life Expectancy: 79.05 years, male 75.6 years, female 82.51 years (2004 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 0.66% (2004 est.)
Net Migration Rate: 1.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 1% (October 2000)
Export Commodities: Fish and fish products 94%, stamps, ships (1999)
Export Partners: Denmark 37.7%, UK 33.9%, Norway 6.7%, Netherlands 6.5% (2003 est.)
Import Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment 29%, consumer goods 36%, raw materials and semi-manufactures 32%, fuels, fish and salt (1999)
Import Partners: Denmark 53.5%, Norway 19.6%, Iceland 4.6%, Germany 4.1% (2003 est.)
Natural Resources: Fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
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