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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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 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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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 ...
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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Regions of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are divided into 30 municipalities, six regions/shires (sýsla, sýslur in plural) and since 2007 there has been only one constituency, earlier there were seven constituencies. Each re...
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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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Geography of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are an island group consisting of eighteen islands off the coast of Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about half-way between Iceland and Norway. Its ...
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Economy of the Faroe Islands
After the severe economic troubles of the early 1990s, brought on by a drop in the vital fish catch and poor management of the economy, the Faroe Islands have come back in the last few years, with une...
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Transport in the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands is served by an internal transport system based on roads, ferries, and helicopters. There are no railways.International transport, both for passengers and freight, remains difficult ...
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Demographics of the Faroe Islands
This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Faroe Islands, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affi...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Faroe Islands domestic animals
The domestic animals of the Faroe Islands are a result of 1,200 years of isolated breeding. As a result, many of the islands' domestic animals are found nowhere else in the world.
The Faroe pony (...
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Communications in the Faroe Islands
Telephones - main lines in use:22,000 (1995)Telephones - mobile cellular:35,000 (2004) est.Telephone system:good international communications; good domestic facilitiesdomestic:digitalization was to ha...
Education in the Faroe Islands
The levels of education in the Faroe Islands are primary, secondary and higher education. Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16. Compulsory education consists of seven years of primary...
Government 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 ...
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