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Learn more about Faroe Islands.
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Population: 46,662 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Torshavn
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An Introduction to 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.

Faroe Islands map

Map of Faroe Islands ( Location ) : 62 00 N, 7 00 W, Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway. For additional reports and educational information specific to Faroe Islands, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Faroese Flag
White with a red cross outlined in blue extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted toward the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag).

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Faroe Islands.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.66%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 75.6 yrs - Male
    • 82.51 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 23,000 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 15,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 26,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .fo

Did you know ... People from Faroe Islands are called Faroese
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook