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About the Faroe Islands in detail
Where is the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islands, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 62 00 N 6 46 W otherwise in Europe, in Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway.
What is the capital city of the Faroe Islands?
The capital city of the Faroe Islands in Torshavn.
What is the time in Torshavn?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Torshavn is UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for the Faroe Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for the Faroe Islands is: .fo
What is the size of the Faroe Islands?
Faroe Islands’ territory is total: 1,393 sq km; land: 1,393 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the Faroe Islands’ territory is eight times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover the Faroe Islands, we can cover a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of the Faroe Islands?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Faroe Islands is covered by water (see below), including 1,117 km coastline.
What is the climate like in the Faroe Islands?
The climate of Faroe Islands is mild winters, cool summers: usually overcast: foggy, windy.
Geographical data of the Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands’ elevation; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Slaettaratindur 882 m.
The Faroe Islands’ specific geographical details include rugged, rocky, some low peaks, cliffs along most of the coast.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Faroe Islands is an archipelago of 17 inhabited islands and one uninhabited island, and a few uninhabited islets; strategically located along vital sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic; precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands.
Resources and land use of Faroe Islands
The country’s main mined products are fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil, and gas. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 2.1%; arable land 2.1%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 0.1%; other: 97.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Faroe Islands
The number of inhabitants of the Faroe Islands is 50,456 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that the island of Streymoy is by far the most populous with over 40% of the population; it has approximately twice as many inhabitants as Eysturoy, the second-most populous island; seven of the inhabited islands have less than 100 people.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 42% of the total population (2015).
Most of the Faroe Islands population is concentrated in TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in the Faroe Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Faroese 89.2% (Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon descent), Danish 7.1%, other 3.7% (includes Icelander, Norwegian, Greenlander, Filipino, Thai, British). Note: data represent respondents by country of birth (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in the Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands’ spoken languages are the following: Faroese 93.8% (derived from Old Norse), Danish 3.2%, other 3% (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in the Faroe Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 89.3% (predominantly Evangelical Lutheran), other 0.7%, more than one religion 0.2%, none 3.8%, unspecified 6% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Faroe Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 19.98% (male 5,212 / female 4,870) 15-24 years: 14.62% (male 3,784 / female 3,592) 25-54 years: 37.25% (male 10,191 / female 8,605) 55-64 years: 11.66% (male 3,032 / female 2,851) 65 years and over: 16.49% (male 4,023 / female 4,296) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Faroe Islands is 0.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Faroe Islands the birth rate is 14 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In the Faroe Islands, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of the Faroe Islands, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in the Faroe Islands are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Faroe Islands
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; The Faroese economy has experienced significant growth since 2011 due to increases in fish prices, salmon farming, and catches in the pelagic fisheries. Nominal GDP growth was an estimated 7.5% in 2013 and 5.9% in 2014. The public budget has exhibited deficits since 2008, which were financed through increased borrowing. Public debt reached 38% of the GDP in 2015. Aided by an annual subsidy from Denmark amounting to about 4% of Faroese GDP. Dependence on fishing makes the economy vulnerable to price fluctuations. Projections for fish prices are favorable, and increasing public infrastructure investments will likely lead to continued growth in the short term.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in the Faroe Islands is $2.32 billion (2010 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in the Faroe Islands is 5.9% (2014 estimate), 7.5% (2013 estimate) 2.9% (2013 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In the Faroe Islands, this is $36,600 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products the Faroe Islands produces?
Faroe Islands’ main agricultural products are milk, potatoes, vegetables; sheep; salmon, herring, mackerel, and other fish.
The essential segments are fishing, fish processing, tourism, small ship repair and refurbishment, and handicrafts. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fishing, fish processing, tourism, small ship repair and refurbishment, handicrafts.
Drinking water source in the Faroe Islands
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the infrastructure development– the rate of potable water N/A.
The average number of childbirth in the Faroe Islands
In the Faroe Islands, the average delivery number is 2.36 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in the Faroe Islands
The population’s average age is 37.7 years; male: 37.1 years, female: 38.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in the Faroe Islands; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Faroe Islands is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: see Denmark.
Is the Faroe Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in the Faroe Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In the Faroe Islands, the hospital beds’ density is 4.7 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in the Faroe Islands: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In the Faroe Islands, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in the Faroe Islands is N/A.
What are the natural hazards in the Faroe Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in the Faroe Islands is N/A.
More interesting facts about the Faroe Islands
Like every country and society, a few words about the past are connected to its history; the Faroe Islands population is mostly 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 granted by the Faroese in 1948, who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice, defense, and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Faroe Islands: none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark).
The flag and other symbols of the Faroe Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; white with a red cross outlined in blue extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted toward the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); referred to as Merkid, meaning “the banner” or “the mark,” the flag resembles those of neighboring Iceland and Norway, and uses the same three colors – but in a different sequence; white represents the clear Faroese sky, as well as the foam of the waves; red and blue, are traditional Faroese colors.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Faroe Islands: ram; national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Faroe Islands
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of the Faroe Islands?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of the Faroe Islands is the laws of Denmark, where applicable, apply.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Faroe Islands, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Faroese Parliament or Logting (33 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in the Faroe Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In the Faroe Islands, the labor force is 25,000 (2015 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Faroe Islands is total: 5.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 5.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 5.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in the Faroe Islands is 2.9% (2015 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In the Faroe Islands, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In the Faroe Islands, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In the Faroe Islands, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Faroe Islands
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Faroe Islands is; revenues: $1.025 billion, expenditures: $1.301 billion. Note: Denmark supplies the Faroe Islands with almost one-third of their public funds (2010 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 44.2% of GDP (2010 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in the Faroe Islands is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in the Faroe Islands
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2.3% (2011), 0.4% (2010), and the commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Faroe Islands
With the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, the Faroe Islands generates revenue. Faroe Islands’ export value is $824 million (2010), $767 million (2009). These activities’ total revenue is fish and fish products 95%, ships (2009 estimate).
The most important imported products are goods for household consumption, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials, and semi-manufactures, cars, and the countries from where the import is coming: Denmark 43.9%, Turkey 12.3%, Norway 10%, China 6.2%, Netherlands 4.9%, Germany 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in the Faroe Islands
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. The Faroe Islands, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 36.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 3.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Faroe Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about the Faroe Islands; good international communications; good domestic facilities. Domestic: conversion to digital system completed in 1998; both NMT (analog) and GSM (digital) mobile telephone systems are installed. International: country code – 298; satellite earth stations – 1 Orion; 1 fiber-optic submarine cable to the Shetland Islands, linking the Faroe Islands with Denmark and Iceland; fiber-optic submarine cable connection to Canada-Europe cable (2015).
Transport infrastructure in the Faroe Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in the Faroe Islands: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in the Faroe Islands: total: 960 km (2015).
The total length of the waterways in the Faroe Islands: N/A.
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Facts & data about the Faroe Islands
Name of the country: conventional long way: none, traditional short form: the Faroe Islands, local long form: none, local short state: Foroyar, etymology: the archipelago’s name may derive from the Old Norse word “faer,” meaning sheep.
|Abbreviation: Faroe Islands||Geographic coordinates:
62 00 N, 7 00 W
|Country Location: Europe|
|Capital of Faroe Islands: Torshavn||GPS of the Capital:
62 00 N 6 46 W
|Position: Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway|
|Land area: total: 1,393 sq km; land: 1,393 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
||Area comparative: eight times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 50,456 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.18 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.94 male(s) / female, total population: 1.08 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $824 million (2010), $767 million (2009)||Imports: $776 million (2010), $786 million (2009)||Import partners: Denmark 43.9%, Turkey 12.3%, Norway 10%, China 6.2%, Netherlands 4.9%, Germany 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 42% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 37.7 years; male: 37.1 years, female: 38.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 47,000. Percent of the population: 94.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 17,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 63,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 126 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 2.9% (2015 estimate)||Nationality: Faroese (singular and plural) adjective: Faroese||National holidays: Olaifest (Olavsoka), 29 July|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.4 years. Male: 77.8 years, female: 83.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.36 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 14 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: the laws of Denmark, where applicable, apply||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fishing, fish processing, tourism, small ship repair and refurbishment, handicrafts||Industrial production growth rate: 3.4% (2009 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 5.9% (2014 estimate) 7.5% (2013 estimate) 2.9% (2013 estimate)|
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