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Country profile: Faroe Islands
||Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Iceland and Norway
||mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
||rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
||1399 sq. km total (Land area: 1399 sq. km )
||48,668 (July 2008 est.)
||Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
||N/A part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948
||the laws of Denmark, where applicable, apply
||Danish krone (DKK)
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely 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 attained in 1948.
Energy production and consumption
||4,600 bbl/day (2005 est.)
||4,580 bbl/day (2005 est.)
Other countries in this region
- Bosnia and Herzegovina,
- Czech Republic,
- United Kingdom,
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