Faroe Islands Abbreviations

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).

Capital: Torshamn
Biggest city: Torshamn
State: monarchy
Language: Faroese, Danish
Religion: Protestantism
Surface: 1 395 km²
Population: 48 200 (2013)
Population density: 35 residents per km²
Life expectancy: 78 years
Illiteracy: 1%
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.


Weather in Torshamn

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature °C 3 3 3 5 7 8 10 11 8 7 5 3
Day °C 5 5 5 6 8 10 11 12 10 8 6 5
Night °C 1 2 2 3 5 7 8 9 7 6 3 2
Rain (mm) 160 130 120 90 70 60 80 90 130 160 160 160

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