What are Faroe Islands?

  • (noun): A group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands.
    Synonyms: Faeroe Islands, Faroes, Faeroes
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Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands (Faroese: Føroyar, Danish: Færøerne, literally Sheep Islands) 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.

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Media Of Denmark - Governance - Administrative Divisions - Greenland and The Faroe Islands
... Realm The Kingdom of Denmark is a unitary state, however the Faroe Islands and Greenland were granted home rule (political autonomy) in 1948 and 1979 respectively, having previously had the status of ... Extensive powers have been devolved to the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which have their own governments and legislatures and are effectively self-governing in regards to domestic affairs ... The Faroe Islands are defined to be a community of people within the kingdom, and the Greenlandic people are defined as a separate people with the right to self-determination ...
Silvena Sport - Horse Breeds in The Club - Faroe Pony
... The horses found on the Faroe Islands are one of the oldest and purest breeds of horses found today ... The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands ... There are seventeen inhabited islands and several islets and reefs, in total, covering 540 square miles (1,400 km2) ...

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