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   Faroe Islands

Introduction:
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.


Official name: Faroe Islands
Capital: name: Torshavn
geographic coordinates: 62 01 N, 6 46 W
time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Government type: NA
Population: 47,511 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Official Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Current Danish Krone Exchange Rates
Historical Danish Krone Exchange Rates
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Currency code: DKK
Area: total: 1,399 sq km
land: 1,399 sq km
water: 0 sq km (some lakes and streams)
Climate: mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy


Map of Faroe Islands
map of Faroe Islands


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