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Faroe Islands
Føroyar  (Faroese)
Færøerne  (Danish)
Anthem: Tú alfagra land mítt
Thou, my most beauteous land
Location of the Faroe Islands (circled) in Northern Europe
Location of the Faroe Islands (circled) in Northern Europe
Location of the Kingdom of Denmark (red), consisting of the Faroe Islands (circled), Greenland and Denmark
Location of the Kingdom of Denmark (red), consisting of the Faroe Islands (circled), Greenland and Denmark
Capital
and largest city
Tórshavn
62°00′N06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783
Official languagesFaroese[1], Danish
Ethnic groupsFaroe Islanders
ReligionChurch of the Faroe Islands
DemonymFaroe Islander
Sovereign state Kingdom of Denmark
GovernmentDevolved government within parliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Margrethe II
Lene Moyell Johansen
Aksel V. Johannesen
LegislatureLøgting
Formation
c. 1035
• Treaty of Kiel
(ceded to Denmark)[b]
14 January 1814
• Gained home rule
1 April 1948
• Further autonomy
29 July 2005[2]
Area
• Total
1,399 km2 (540 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
0.5
Population
• October 2017 estimate
50,322[3] (206th)
• 2011 census
48,346[4]
• Density
35.2/km2 (91.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2008 estimate
• Total
$1.642 billion
• Per capita
$33,700
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.09 billion[5]
• Per capita
$61,325
Gini (2015)Negative increase 23.3[6]
low · 2
HDI (2008)0.950[7]
very high
CurrencyFaroese króna[c] (DKK)
Time zoneWET(UTC⁠)
• Summer (DST)
WEST (UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+298
ISO 3166 codeFO
Internet TLD.fo
  1. ^ The monarchy of Denmark reached the Faroes in 1380 with the reign of Olaf II of Denmark.
  2. ^ The Faroes, Greenland and Iceland were Norwegian possessions until 1814, as Norway was united with Denmark.
  3. ^ 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".

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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