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Faroe Islands Country Profile

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Faroe Islands at a Glance

Location:Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Iceland and Norway
Climate:mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Terrain:rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
Resources:fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
Population:48,856 (July 2009 est.)




A Brief Profile of Faroe Islands

The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self government was attained in 1948.






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