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Faroe Islands
Føroyar  (Faroese)
Anthem: "Tú alfagra land mítt" (Faroese)
(English: "Thou, fairest land of mine")
Location of the Faroe Islands (green) in Europe (green and dark grey)
Location of the Faroe Islands (green)

in Europe (green and dark grey)

Location of the Faroe Islands (red; circled) in the Kingdom of Denmark (beige)
Location of the Faroe Islands (red; circled)

in the Kingdom of Denmark (beige)

Sovereign stateDenmark
Unified with Norwayc. 1035
Cession to Denmark14 January 1814
Home rule1 April 1948
Further autonomy29 July 2005[1]
Capital
and largest city
Tórshavn
62°00′N 06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Faroe Islanders
Religion
Christianity (Church of the Faroe Islands)
Demonym(s)
  • Faroe Islander
  • Faroese
GovernmentDevolved government within a parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Margrethe II
Lene Moyell Johansen
Bárður á Steig Nielsen
LegislatureLøgting
National representation
2 members
Area
• Total
1,399 km2 (540 sq mi) (not ranked)
• Water (%)
0.5
Highest elevation
882 m (2,894 ft)
Population
• June 2021 estimate
53,358[4] (214th)
• 2020 census
52,337[5]
• Density
38.1/km2 (98.7/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US$3,126,000,000[6] (not ranked)
• Per capita
US$58,585 (not ranked)
Gini (2015)Negative increase 23.3[7]
low · 2
HDI (2008)0.950[8]
very high
CurrencyFaroese króna (DKK)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)
UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+298
Postal codes
FO-xxx
ISO 3166 codeFO
Internet TLD.fo

Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands, or simply the Faroes or Faeroes, are a North Atlantic archipelago located 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland. Like Greenland, it is an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. The islands have a total area of about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 53,358 as of June 2021.