Danish overseas colonies
The Danish colonial empire (Danish: danske kolonier) denotes the colonies that Denmark (or Denmark-Norway until 1814) possessed from 1536 until c. 1945. At its apex the colonial empire spann...
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Lake Sørvágsvatn in Faroe Islands - A lake above an ocean
Sørvágsvatn (or Leitisvatn) is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, situated on the island of Vágar. It covers an area of 3.4 square km, more than three times the size of the second biggest lake Fja...
Faroe Islands: the new Nordic food frontier
There's more to Danish cuisine than Noma. Out in the north Atlantic, Michael Booth finds a new Nordic frontier as Faroe Islands chefs raise traditional foods to new levels of pleasure
History of Greenland
The history of Greenland is a history of life under extreme Arctic conditions: currently, an ice cap covers about 80 percent of the island, restricting human activity largely to the coasts.The first h...
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Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies, Saint Thomas, 1 dollar (1889)The Danish West Indies (Danish: Dansk Vestindien or De dansk-vestindiske øer) or Danish Antilles was a Danish colony in the Caribbean, first u...
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Faroe Islands
06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783 The Faroe Islands (/ˈfɛəroʊ/; Faroese: Føroyar [ˈfœɹjaɹ]; Danish: Færøerne [ˈfæɐ̯øːˀɐ...
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History of the Faroe Islands
The early details of the Faroe Islands are often unclear. It is possible that Brendan, an Irish monk, sailed past the islands during his North Atlantic voyage in the 6th century. He saw an 'Island of ...
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Kingdom of Iceland
The Kingdom of Iceland (Icelandic: Konungsríkið Ísland; Danish: Kongeriget Island) was a constitutional monarchy that existed through the Act of Union with Denmark signed on 1 December 1918. ...
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History of Iceland
The recorded history of Iceland began with the settlement by Viking explorers and their slaves from the east, particularly Norway and the British Isles, in the late 9th century, since Iceland was uni...
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Danish Estonia
Danish Estonia refers to the territories of present-day Estonia that were ruled by Denmark firstly during the 13th–14th centuries and again in the 16th–17th centuries.Denmark rose as a great military ...
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Danish India
Danish India is a term for the former colonies of Denmark in India. Denmark held colonial possessions in India for 225 years, including the town of Tranquebar in present-day Tamil Nadu state, Serampor...
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Danish Gold Coast
The Danish Gold Coast (Danish: Danske Guldkyst or Dansk Guinea) was a part of the Gold Coast (roughly present-day southeast Ghana), which is on the petroleum and natural gas rich Gulf of Guinea (h...
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Municipalities of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are administratively divided in 30 municipalities (kommunur), with about 120 cities and villages. Until December 31, 2008, there were 34 municipalities, and until December 31, 2004, ...
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Lake Sørvágsvatn in Faroe Islands - A lake above an ocean
Sørvágsvatn (or Leitisvatn) is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, situated on the island of Vágar. It covers an area of 3.4 square km, more than three times the size of the second biggest lake Fja...
2008-2011 Icelandic financial crisis
The Great Recession in Iceland was a major economic and political event in Iceland that involved the collapse of all three of the country's major privately owned commercial banks, following their diff...
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Icelandic Commonwealth
The Icelandic Commonwealth, Icelandic Free State, or Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: þjóðveldið or, less commonly, goðaveldið) was the state existing in Iceland between the establishment ...
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Christianisation of Iceland
Iceland was Christianised in approximately 1000 AD. In Icelandic, this event is known as the kristnitaka (literally, "the taking of Christianity").The earliest Christian observance in the country in a...
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Fauna of the Faroe Islands
The fauna of the Faroe Islands is characterized by the islands' remote location in the North Atlantic Ocean, the terrestrial fauna is poor in species, but includes relatively many breeding sea birds, ...
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Reformation in Denmark-Norway and Holstein
The Reformation in Denmark–Norway and Holstein was the transition from Roman Catholicism to Lutheranism in the realms ruled by the Copenhagen-based House of Oldenburg in the first half of the sixteent...
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History of the United States Virgin Islands
The United States Virgin Islands, often abbreviated USVI, is a group of islands and cays in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. Consisting of four larger islands (Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint...
Flora of the Faroe Islands
The natural vegetation of the Faroe Islands consists of over 400 different plant species. Most of the lowland area is grassland and some is heather mainly Calluna vulgaris. The Faroese nature is chara...
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Faroe Islands and the European Union
The Faroe Islands, a self-governing nation within the Kingdom of Denmark, is not part of the EU, as explicitly asserted by both Rome treaties.The relations of the Faroe Islands with the EU are governe...
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Whaling in the Faroe Islands
Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. It is regulated by the Faroese authorities. Around 800 long-fi...
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Faroese cuisine
Important parts of Faroese cuisine are lamb and fish, owing to the proximity to the ocean. Traditional food from the Faroe Islands include skerpikjøt (a type of dried mutton), seafood, whale meat, blu...
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Music of the Faroe Islands
Faroese music is primarily vocal, accompanied by the fiddle (which arrived in the 17th century) and European dances like the minuet and polka. During the twentieth century choirs have played an import...
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Culture of the Faroe Islands
The culture of the Faroe Islands has its roots in the Nordic culture. The Faroe Islands were long isolated from the main cultural phases and movements that swept across parts of Europe. This means tha...
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Politics of the Faroe Islands
The politics of the Faroe Islands function within the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands is the head of government, and ...
Greenlandic self-government referendum, 2008
A non-binding referendum on Greenland's autonomy was held on 25 November 2008. It was passed with 75% approval (63% in Nuuk) and a 72% turnout. The referendum was announced by Prime Minister Hans Enok...
Age of the Sturlungs
The Age of the Sturlungs or the Sturlung Era (Icelandic Sturlungaöld) was a 42-44 year period of internal strife in mid-13th century Iceland. It may also have been the bloodiest and most violent pe...
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Faroese religion
Religion in the Faroe Islands consists largely of the Lutheran Church of the Faroe Islands, but also includes smaller Protestant groups such as the Open Brethren and the Jehovah's Witnesses, as well a...
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