Faroe Islands is located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean of the European Continent, with a population
of 49,483, making it the 208th largest in national population. Its capital and largest city is Torshavn with a total population of
19,000. The country encompasses 1,399 square kilometers making it the 108th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity and holds that
position for life or abdication. She is represented by High Commissioner Dan Michael Knudsen who serves as the chief
administrative officer and is appointed by the monarch. Prime Minister Kaj Leo Johannessen is recognized as the Head of
Government and achieves that status following legislative elections when the leader of the majority party or the leader of the
majority coalition and is elected prime minister by the Faroese Parliament Its form of government is a self-governing overseas
division of the Kingdom of Denmark and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 5th of June 1953.
The language commonly or officially spoken is Faroese and Danish. It counts among its major religions Evangelical Lutheran.
As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 13 FM, and 3 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Slaettaratindur, its highest point at 882 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterway is Port of Torshavn, on the Norwegian Sea, which along with the Atlantic Ocean coast, measures 1,117
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fishing, fish processing, small ship repair
and refurbishment and handicrafts and its official currency is Danish Krone.
Here’s something you may not know about the Faroe Islands. The bird population of the Faroe Islands is probably the densest
in the world thanks to the profusion of plankton and fish along its coastline.
|Grass roofed house
and Faroe Island dog
|Faroe Islands kids in
|Puffins are everywhere
on the Faroe Islands
Islands' capital and
|The village and island
of Vidareidi on the
northernmost island of
town on Eysturoy Island
town on Suyuroy Island
town on Boryoy Island
Island and lowest point
on the Atlantic Ocean
Islands' highest point
Updated 20 August 2012
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|Smoked herring- a
staple of the Faroese
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