Outline of the Faroe Islands

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The location of the Faroe Islands
An enlargeable map of the Faroe Islands of the Kingdom of Denmark

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Faroe Islands:

Faroe Islandsautonomous province of the Kingdom of Denmark comprising the Faroe archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.[1] The Faroe Islands are located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly equidistant between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway, and are considered a part of Northern Europe.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the Faroe Islands

Geography of the Faroe Islands[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the Faroe Islands

Environment of the Faroe Islands[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the Faroe Islands

Natural geographic features of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Regions of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Regions of the Faroe Islands

Administrative divisions of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Faroe Islands
Regions of the Faroe Islands[edit]
Municipalities of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Demography of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the Faroe Islands

Government and politics of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Government of the Faroe Islands and Politics of the Faroe Islands

Branches of the government of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Faroe Islands[edit]

  • Courts of Denmark – judicially, the Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Denmark's court system.

Foreign relations of the Faroe Islands[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The government of the Faroe Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Faroe Islands[edit]

Military of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Military of the Faroe Islands

Local government in the Faroe Islands[edit]

Municipalities since January 1, 2005
Municipality Population Inhabitants per km² Area (in km²) Markatal Island Region
Tórshavnar kommuna 19.339 112 173 327 Streymoy Tórshavn
Klaksvík 4.886 57 86 144 Streymoy Klaksvík
Runavík 3.678 47 78 150 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Tvøroyri 1.819 42 43 60 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Fuglafjørður 1.584 70 23 32 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Sunda Kommuna 1.564 10 158 152 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Vágur 1.402 67 21 61 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Nes 1.238 88 14 40 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Vestmanna 1.234 24 52 56 Streymoy Streymoy
Miðvágur 1.100 24 47 48 Vágar Vágar
Sørvágur 1.071 13 84 124 Vágar Vágar
Gøtu Kommuna 1.066 35 31 69 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Sjóvar Kommuna 1.027 31 33 70 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Leirvík 873 79 11 33 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Sandavágur 797 13 61 48 Vágar Vágar
Hvalba 765 19 40 99 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Eiði 705 19 37 49 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Kvívík 615 13 49 75 Streymoy Streymoy
Sandur 586 12 48 97 Sandoy Sandoy
Skopun 507 56 9 0 Sandoy Sandoy
Hvannasund 441 13 33 38 Viðoy and Borðoy Klaksvík
Sumba 383 15 25 64 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Viðareiði 339 11 30 48 Viðoy Norðoyggjar
Porkeri 333 24 14 37 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Skálavík 183 6 29 24 Sandoy Sandoy
Kunoy 157 4 35 65 Kunoy Norðoyggjar
Húsavík 131 5 26 66 Sandoy Sandoy
Hov 125 12 10 24 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Fámjin 113 9 13 24 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Funningur 75 4 18 15 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Húsar 61 4 16 41 Kalsoy Norðoyggjar
Skúvoy 57 4 13 73 Skúvoy Sandoy
Svínoy 52 2 27 23 Svínoy Norðoyggjar
Fugloy 44 4 11 14 Fugloy Norðoyggjar

History of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: History of the Faroe Islands

Culture of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Culture of the Faroe Islands

Art in the Faroe Islands[edit]

Sports in the Faroe Islands[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of the Faroe Islands[edit]

Main article: Economy of the Faroe Islands

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Faroe Islands". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the Faroe Islands