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FAROE (FAEROE) ISLANDS (Foroyar) has been a self-governing region of Denmark since 1948. They consist of a group of 18 basaltic islands and situated in the North Atlantic, approximately halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. The landscape of these islands characterized by steep, stepped peaks rising out of the sea to nearly 900 meters or 3,000 feet and glaciated, trough-shaped valleys.

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Although the islands are inhabited, poor agricultural conditions compel the population to seek their living at sea. Fishing, including some whal­ing, is the main occupation, and exports comprise fish and associated products.

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