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Faroe Islands

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.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 47,511 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Faroese (singular and plural)

Nationality (Adjective): Faroese

Official Language(s): Faroese, Danish

Major Languages Spoken: Danish, Faroese

Map of Faroe Islands

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): none

Country Name (short form): Faroe Islands

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): none

Name of Capital: Torshavn

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Faroe Islands: Iceland

Land Area: 1399 sq km

Comparative Area: eight times the size of Washington, DC

Coastline: 1,117 km

National Holiday: Olaifest (Olavasoka), 29 July

International Phone Code: 298

Currency Code: Danish krone (DKK)

Internet Country Code: .fo

US Embassy Location: none (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)

US Embassy Mailing Address: none


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