Sport In The Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°00′N 06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783"Faeroes" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Fair Isle.
|Anthem: Tú alfagra land mítt
|Location of the Faroe Islands in Northern Europe.|
and largest city
62°00′N 06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783
|Government||Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy|
|-||High Commissioner||Dan M. Knudsen|
|-||Prime Minister||Kaj Leo Johannesen|
|Autonomy within the Kingdom of Denmark|
|-||Unified with Norway||1035|
|-||Ceded to Denmark||14 January 1814|
|-||Home rule||1 April 1948|
|-||Total||1,399 km (180th)
540 sq mi
|-||July 2011 estimate||49,267 (206th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|Currency||Faroese króna (
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|-||Summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
|ISO 3166 code||FO|
|a.||^ Danish monarchy reached the Faeroes in 1380 with the reign of Olav IV of Norway.|
|b.||^ The Faeroes, Greenland and Iceland were formally Norwegian possessions until 1814, as Norway was united with Denmark.|
|c.||^ Information for Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland.|
|d.||^ The currency, printed with Faroese motifs, is issued at par with the Danish krone, uses the same sizes and standards as Danish coins and banknotes and incorporates the same security features. Faroese krónur (singular króna) share the Danish ISO 4217 code "DKK".|
The Faroe Islands (/ˈfɛəroʊ/; Faroese: Føroyar ; Danish: Færøerne ) are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.
The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also has representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.
The islands were associated with and taxed by Norway, then the Union of Kalmar, and then Denmark-Norway until 1814, when Norway was united with Sweden. Scandinavia was in political turmoil following the Sixth Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in 1814. The Danish trade monopoly ended in 1856.
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