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Faroe Islands - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Name: Faroe Islands

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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Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.


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