The Faroe Islands is an archipelago in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland. Of the 22 islands, 18 are inhabited. The Faroe Islands are part of Denmark but have been an autonomous community since 1948. It has its own parliament, its own stamp issue and is outside the EU, despite the fact that the rest of Denmark is a member. Administratively, the Faroe Islands are divided into seven counties (counties).
|Surface:||1 395 km²|
|Population:||48 200 (2013)|
|Population density:||35 residents per km²|
|Life expectancy:||78 years|
|Currency:||Faroese krona (DKK)
1 krona = 1.31 kr
|GDP per capita:||$ 45 250 (2007)|
|Time difference:||+0 hours|
|Electricity:||220 V AC, 50Hz|
|National Day:||July 29|
|Country area code:||298|
|2-Letter country abbreviation:||FO|
|Business:||predominant fishing; some agriculture, light industry and service industry|
|Climate:||mild winters, cool summers, foggy and windy|
The residents are descendants of Norwegian Vikings who moved to the archipelago in the ninth century. Old traditions are still kept alive, such as the special Faroese dance dating back to the Middle Ages. Delicacies such as dried lamb are part of everyday food. In the Faroe Islands, Faroese is spoken, a West Nordic language that can simply be described as a mixture of Icelandic and Norwegian. The Danish language is used less and less.
The Faroe Islands have volcanic origins, and the coastal landscape is in some places very spectacular with high slopes and narrow fjords. The islands are connected via bridges, tunnels and ferries. On the islands, sheep are loose almost everywhere, so motorists must drive carefully. Sheep have priority and those who ride a sheep can count on expensive fines.
Electricity and electrical outlets in the Faroe Islands
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Type of plug: C, K
Need an adapter: No, you do not need an adapter.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Weather in Torshamn
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